Bing (Harry Lillis Crosby) 1904–77, U.S. singer and actor.
Contemporary Examples

Returning to the town of Enon and to the Crosby family of the Pulitzer-winning ‘Tinkers.’
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He “discovered” Ray Charles and helped shape the careers of the Rolling Stones, John Coltrane and Crosby, Stills, and Nash.
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A modern-day Astaire or Crosby, the well-wardrobed Wes Anderson exhibits style and grace, both personally and in his filmmaking.
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La Mer . . . Crosby, Stills and Nash, Fritz Reiner, Adam Guettel.
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Before he was the Stills in Crosby, Stills & Nash, Stephen Stills collaborated with Neil Young in Buffalo Springfield.
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Historical Examples

“Mr. Crosby, waffles or no waffles, you are not to go,” said Mrs. Tabor.
The Professor’s Mystery Wells Hastings

“As his last information was only up to 1792, he might have forgotten it,” said Crosby gravely.
The Crusade of the Excelsior Bret Harte

Terms were soon settled, and Crosby proved quite knowing and helpful.
Whig Against Tory Unknown

Browling thought so, too, but then Crosby whispered in his ear.
The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview Ralph Bonehill

Peters and Crosby rushed out in the crowd, and not to lose sight of the pair Jerry and Harry went after them.
The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview Ralph Bonehill

a town in NW England, in Sefton unitary authority, Merseyside. Pop: 51 789 (2001)
Bing, real name Harry Lillis Crosby. 1904–77, US singer and film actor; famous for his style of crooning: best known for the song “White Christmas” from the film Holiday Inn (1942)


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