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[fil-ips] /ˈfɪl ɪps/

David Graham, 1867–1911, U.S. novelist.
Jayne Anne, born 1952, U.S. poet, short-story writer, and novelist.
Stephen, 1868–1915, English poet and playwright.
Wendell, 1811–84, U.S. orator and reformer.
[fil-ip] /ˈfɪl ɪp/
a male given name.
Captain Mark. born 1948, English three-day-event horseman; married to Anne, the Princess Royal, divorced 1992
Arthur. 1738–1814, English naval commander; captain general of the First Fleet, which carried convicts from Portsmouth to Sydney Cove, Australia, where he founded New South Wales

proper name of a cross-slot screw and corresponding screwdriver, 1935, named for its inventor, U.S. businessman Henry F. Phillips (1890-1958) of Portland, Ore. It was designed for car makers, hence the handyman’s complaint that they are difficult to un-screw. Phillips lost the patent in 1949.


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    Phillips catheter Phil·lips catheter (fĭl’ĭps) n. A urethral catheter with a woven filiform guide.

  • Phillips curve

    noun 1. (economics) a curve that purports to plot the relationship between unemployment and inflation on the theory that as inflation falls unemployment rises and vice versa

  • Phillips-head

    noun 1. a screw head having two partial slots crossed at right angles, driven by a special screwdriver (Phillips screwdriver)

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