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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Bitzer, George William Originally Johann Gottlob Wilhelm Bitzer. Known as "Billy.” 1872-1944. American cinematographer best known for his camera work in the films of D.W. Griffith, most notably The Birth of a Nation (1915).

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Examples

  • - To its striking Mrs. Sparsit-that he could be lurking for no good-To her calling Bitzer's attention to him, and their both taking notice of him-And to its appearing on inquiry to-day-that he was also noticed by the neighbours? '

    Hard Times

  • To her calling Bitzer's attention to him, and their both taking notice of him - And to its appearing on inquiry to-day - that he was also noticed by the neighbours? '

    Hard Times

  • Number 5 had orders to call Bitzer at 5: 30 A. M., to start the fires, milk the cow, etc.,

    A Daughter of the Sioux A Tale of the Indian frontier

  • The schoolmaster, Gradgrind, is obsessed with facts and asks a boy called Bitzer for his definition of a horse.

    MercatorNet

  • The seven shorts included all have winter and holiday themes, naturally, including the title piece and "Bitzer's New Hat," "Snowed In" and the like.

    Michael Giltz: DVDs: New Christmas DVDs For Your Stocking

  • They have elevated the program, and now Central Michigan must adjust to the end of the Harman-Bitzer era, and find new leaders.

    Mid-American Conference

  • As Central Michigan moves on, the team takes on a very different chemistry, since the leadership from Harman and Bitzer was the dominant force within the program.

    Mid-American Conference

  • Harman and Bitzer were very coachable, and had the mettle and mindset that Zeigler is looking for.

    Mid-American Conference

  • Central Michigan also relied too heavily on senior guards Robbie Harman and Jordan Bitzer to carry the offensive load.

    Mid-American Conference

  • Included in that group of veterans that Central Michigan had in the fold were senior guards Robbie Harman and Jordan Bitzer, who provided the Chippewas with one of the league's most potent and versatile backcourt combinations.

    Mid-American Conference

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