Ballard



noun
J(ames) G(raham). 1930–2009, British novelist, born in China; his books include Crash (1973), The Unlimited Dream Company (1979), Empire of the Sun (1984), Cocaine Nights (1996), and Super-Cannes (2000)
Contemporary Examples

Still, ballard does not want to give the impression that he is obsessed with the Titanic, or even that it is his favorite find.
The Man Who Found the Titanic: A Tale of a Secret Expedition Andrew Carter April 14, 2012

ballard had long been fascinated by Titanic, and always dreamed of finding it.
The Man Who Found the Titanic: A Tale of a Secret Expedition Andrew Carter April 14, 2012

ballard had the cornerstone of his case: a precise and non-violent cause of death.
The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis Richard Ben Cramer January 10, 2014

Sowell told Mr. and Mrs. Kleinhans to direct all inquiries to ballard.
The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis Richard Ben Cramer January 10, 2014

The sheriff told ballard, the county attorney, that he wanted a legal paper authorizing an autopsy.
The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis Richard Ben Cramer January 10, 2014

Historical Examples

The whole had been arranged under the superintendence of ballard, the architect of the Halles Centrales.
An Englishman in Paris Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam

Can’t you imagine what Jen’ ballard will say when she learns the truth?
Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson

Even Mis’ Judge ballard fell for it, though hers was made of severe black with a long coat.
Somewhere in Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson

The same applied to ballard, who also had been given a Brigade—the 7th.
The Doings of the Fifteenth Infantry Brigade Edward Lord Gleichen

The other five lots were claimed under ballard and John Waugh.
The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia C. Malcolm Watkins

surname, attested from late 12c., probably meaning “bald head;” cf. Wyclif “Stye up, ballard,” where Coverdale translates “Come vp here thou balde heade” [2 Kg.2:23-24, where God kills 42 children for making fun of Elijah’s lack of hair.]

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