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

  • Curley, James Michael 1874-1958. American politician who as mayor of Boston (1914-1918, 1922-1926, 1930-1934, and 1946-1950) and governor of Massachusetts (1935-1937) was known for his colorful leadership of Boston's Democratic political machine.

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  • He entered the site for a familiar search engine and typed the name Curley Wade had provided, confident that Wade had told him the truth.

    Bodily Harm

  • A day after Paterno heard the allegations, he called Curley to relay that McQueary had seen Sandusky in the showers "fondling or doing something of a sexual nature to a young boy," according to the grand jury's summary of Paterno's testimony.

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • The Mavericks received G Dana Barros from Boston, F Bill Curley from the Warriors and G Howard Eisley from the Jazz, who received F Donyell Marshall from Golden State, C Bruno Sundov from Dallas and F Adam Keefe from Utah.

    USATODAY.com - Walker to Heat in five-team, 13-player megadeal

  • The problem is what Harvard economists Edward Glaeser and Andrei Shleifer have called the "Curley effect."

    How Property Taxes and the 'Curley Effect' Are Killing Baltimore

  • He has said he did his duty in referring the allegations to his superior; according to the grand jury report, Paterno called Curley to report allegations of Sandusky "fondling or doing something of a sexual nature to a young boy."

    CNN.com

  • John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" one morning last week, the conversation focused on the loneliness of a minor white character known as Curley's wife.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Paterno called Curley, the university's athletic director, the next day, and a week and a half later McQueary met with Curley and Schultz - who oversaw university police in his position as a vice president.

    The Seattle Times

  • Friedgen joined H.C. "Curley" Byrd as the only Maryland coaches to open their first seasons with four wins.

    NCAA Football - West Virginia vs. Maryland

  • "Curley" usually went to sleep on the sofa after dinner, and Mrs. Curley's sister, Mrs. Royce, with her children, or her sister-in-law, "Mrs. Dan," with hers, came over to pick up the Curleys on the way to a Mission sermon, a church concert, or a meeting of the Women's Auxiliary of the Saint Vincent de Paul.

    Martie, the Unconquered

  • Straight from our pals in the field, photographers codename Curley and Mammal, we’ve got some amazing and fantastic and totally new paintings by graffiti prince Banksy.

    World Famous Design Junkies » 2009 » December

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