American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Byrd, Richard Evelyn 1888-1957. American naval officer and explorer. He became famous in 1926 for being the first, with his pilot Floyd Bennett, to fly over the North Pole (a feat that was refuted in the 1990s). Later he turned his attention to Antarctica, leading five expeditions between 1929 and 1956 and establishing a base for scientific discovery at Little America.
- Byrd, William 1674-1744. American planter and colonial official whose diaries (written in shorthand) provide a rare and humorous account of daily life in pre-Revolutionary Virginia.
- n. A surname.
- n. explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)
- n. English organist and composer of church music; master of 16th century polyphony; was granted a monopoly in music printing with Thomas Tallis (1543-1623)
“Second panel: our very own Midfulton Democrat, but now all grown up, Donna Byrd is a panelist.”
“Thankfully, Travis 'moving out doesn't mean Byrd is flying the nest.”
“•Desereé Byrd is a shooting guard who doesn't really want to play the point.”
“The reason I chose Byrd over Bird was because Byrd is a real name.”
“Byrd is a willing, sure tackler, but doesn't rattle teeth.”
“Three Democrat senators are 85-86 years old and Byrd is older yet and more infirm than the octogenarians ..”
“Finishing in a four-way tie for first in the Atlantic Sun, the Bruins illustrated two things: That this freshman and sophomore-laden nucleus will challenge for titles in the next two years, and that Byrd is still as good a coach as there is in the league.”
“This year, the Mountaineers are 5-3, Byrd is dead after the longest Senate career in U.S. history and businessman John Raese, 60, is trying to retake the Senate seat for Republicans.”
“Ten presidents later, Byrd is known for his devotion to his state and constituents.”
“Some of my favorite photos are the most mundane: a pump being repaired in Byrd Park, an enormous IBM mainframe in City Hall, and the “Famous Health Studio.””
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