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

  • Haley, Alex 1921-1992. American writer best known for Roots (1976), a fictionalized chronicle tracing his family history back to its African origins.
  • Haley, William John Clifton, Jr. Known as "Bill.” 1925-1981. American singer who with his band, the Comets, recorded "Rock Around the Clock” (1954) and other influential early rock 'n' roll songs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A surname, a common spelling variant of Hayley.
  • proper n. A female given name, popular in the U.S. in the 1990s and the 2000s.
  • proper n. Any of several places in the U.S. and Canada named after persons with the surname.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. United States rock singer who was one of the first to popularize rock'n'roll music (1925-1981)
  • n. United States writer and Afro-American who wrote a fictionalized account of tracing his family roots back to Africa (1921-1992)

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