American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Cecil, (Edgar Algernon) Robert. First Viscount Cecil of Chelwood. 1864-1958. British public official who helped draft the League of Nations Covenant and was president of the League of Nations Union (1923-1945). He won the 1937 Nobel Peace Prize.
- Cecil, Robert. First Viscount Cranborne and First Earl of Salisbury. 1563?-1612. English statesman who helped secure the throne for James I after the death of Elizabeth I (1603).
- Cecil, Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne. Third Marquis of Salisbury. 1830-1903. British politician who was foreign minister under Benjamin Disraeli and prime minister (1885-1892 and 1895-1902).
- Cecil, William. First Baron Burghley or Burleigh. 1520-1598. English statesman and chief adviser to Elizabeth I. He persuaded the queen to execute Mary Queen of Scots.
- From Latin Caecilius, a Roman family name derived from caecus ("blind"). The surname has absorbed the Old Welsh given name Seisyllt, from Latin Sextilius, from Sextus. (Wiktionary)
“Oh, and BTW, "Cecil" is a girl's name this time, just so you know in the future when you want to recommend her book to someone curious about where Cardigan and Raglan sleeves came from.”
“When was the last time -- other than a network showing of Charlton Heston as Moses in Cecil B. Demille's The Ten Commandments -- that the phrase "false idol" was broadcast around the country?”
“PERRYVILLE, MD. - The opening of Maryland's first casino this week in Cecil County excited Denny Meadows so much that he made three pilgrimages in 24 hours.”
“If Cecil is fined, Finnegan expects his teammates will help out their coordinator.”
“And while Cecil is famously reluctant to talk up his horses, the fact that he went all the way back to Wollow in the 1970s when searching for a comparable juvenile after Frankel's extraordinary victory at Ascot last month could only fan the flames.”
“To avoid confusion between Cecil and the other members of the family, as well as to impose some much-needed consistency, I refer to Cecil as “DeMille.””
“Cecil is a Volkswagen Beetle refashioned, or morphed, as the Turtle Transit team would say, with layers of sculpted foam and fiberglass to create dimensional turtle-shell detailing.”
“Cecil is the type of author who uses few words but tells so much.”
“Cecil is right that is nowhere near scientific proof, since it does not eliminate all variables.”
“Possibly, had he let Bobs feel the spur, his ride would have ended there and then, and there would have been no further developments in Cecil's excursion; and it is certain that he would have spurred him cheerfully, had not the pony moved off at once.”
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