American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Buckingham, First Duke of. Originally George Vil·liers (vĭlˈərz, -yərz) 1592-1628. English courtier and statesman whose military and political policies caused continual friction with Parliament. He was assassinated by a disgruntled naval officer.
- Buckingham, Second Duke of. Originally George Vil·liers
(vĭlˈərz, -yərz) 1628-1687. English courtier who was a prominent member of the influential group known as the Cabal that formed the ministry of Charles II after the Restoration. A vain and ambitious individual, Buckingham was dismissed for misconduct in 1674.
“The Webb sign I snagged in Buckingham is going up by this weekend.”
“One last point — Judge Blanton, who usually sits in Buckingham, is not a xenophobe; he won’t be turned off by a citation from another state.”
“Note that Buckingham is Volume 22 and Davis is Volume 24.”
“You should consult with a litigator that practices in Buckingham County regularly.”
“The next step, as I understand it, is going to be me arguing this before a judge in Buckingham County.”
“This is the most exciting thing to happen in Buckingham since I moved here (and before that, the Black Death).”
“Anyway I enjoyed your review, I was at that show in Buckingham and thought it was fantastic.”
“Tift Merritt was late to her gig at the Radcliffe Centre in Buckingham tonight, because the taxi driver tried to take her to Radclive, a hamlet (not worth the name of village) nearby.”
“The first bad news is that my local Waitrose (Milton Keynes, though a small one will open in Buckingham soon) are very poor at this kind of thing.”
“Talking of Her Majesty, when I was about twelve years old I dreamt that I 'made love'to her in Buckingham Palace, and in the morning Prince Philip made us both bacon and eggs as we sat at a little formica-topped table.”
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