[ber-nahl] /bɛrˈnɑl/ (Show IPA), 1492–1581, Spanish soldier-historian of the conquest of Mexico.
- James dickey
James, 1923–97, U.S. poet and novelist. William (“Bill”) 1907–93, U.S. baseball player.
Benjamin, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield (“Dizzy”) 1804–81, British statesman and novelist: prime minister 1868, 1874–80. Contemporary Examples In the dusty corridors of power, Disraeli was an exotic orchid whose drag enlivened many a boring wet Monday. Benjamin Disraeli: Dead Cool Simon Doonan September 29, 2009 But the essence of Disraeli’s genius as a courtier was […]
Warren (“Baby”) 1898–1959, U.S. jazz drummer. Contemporary Examples A party official said Monday that Dodds had been released from hospital and was making a good recovery despite the head injuries. Belfast in Chaos After Days of Protestant Rioting, Police Injuries Nico Hines July 15, 2013 Historical Examples Dodds would have sent him to the stake […]
- Du guesclin
Bertrand [ber-trahn] /bɛrˈtrɑ̃/ (Show IPA), (“the Eagle of Brittany”) c1320–80, French military leader: constable of France 1370–80. Historical Examples “It is over,” said Du Guesclin moodily, as he raised her drooping head with his strong brown hand. The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle Du Guesclin was not long to survive his great English enemies. Historical […]