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

  • Grant, Cary Originally Archibald Alexander Leach. 1904-1986. British-born American actor who was the epitome of the elegant leading man in films such as The Philadelphia Story (1940) and North by Northwest (1959).
  • Grant, Ulysses Simpson Originally Hiram Ulysses Grant. 1822-1885. The 18th President of the United States (1869-1877) and a Civil War general. After his victorious Vicksburg campaign (1862-1863), he was made commander in chief of the Union Army (1864) and accepted the surrender of Gen. Robert E. Lee at Appomattox (1865). Grant's two-term presidency was marred by widespread graft and corruption.

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  • proper n. An English surname and a Scottish clan name, from a nickname meaning "large".
  • proper n. A male given name, transferred from the surname.

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  • And everyone wanted to work with me to get me on the CISL grant The Grant means I have to hire my OWN staff, inlcuding doing the pay and deductions for them and vacation and all them but the upside is......

    "Hi we are your health care team...now please leave, your complexity annoys us."

  • The grant was made through the Japanese government's Grant

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  • Well, that was what Bruce had said, and what we, in our neutrality, were reluctant to grant, because it would put a fire-cracker under Pekin's backside and Grant would have to fight all the way to the capital against an Imperial Government who'd feel (rightly) that we'd betrayed 'em to the Taipings.

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  • The state has applied for another $400,000 federal grant and obtained $150,000 from other sources, Grant said.

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  • UTL_SMTP, UTL_MAIL and UTL_HTTP for connections to SQL > grant create session to cc; the network and UTL_INADDR for resolve Grant succeeded.

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  • Summer arts programs open to kids; Workshop deadline nears; Arts program offered for kids; Seminars required for grant application; Grant recipients are announced; Dinner and show package offered.

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  • GRANT -- Long time Grant resident Helen Fidler passed from this life Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 at the age of 87.

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  • Gavin Grant is also a name that will make some hackles rise: he was one of the loudest cheerleaders for the Alliance project back in the 1980s.

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  • Hayes has performed as an acoustic pop singer under the name Grant Haze.

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  • In this term Grant appointed the first board of civil service commissioners, with George William Curtis at its head.

    Ulysses S. Grant

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