American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Jellicoe, John Rushworth. First Earl Jellicoe. 1859-1935. British naval officer who commanded the fleet that fought the Germans at Jutland (1916). He later served as governor-general of New Zealand (1920-1924).
“During the last week His Majesty's armoured train, "Jellicoe," painted in wondrous colours, would rumble in and on towards La Bassée.”
“They say there’s a chap called Jellicoe, but you never know.”
“Sir Julian Corbett, the official historian of the Royal Navy in the Great War, calls Jellicoe’s deployment decision “the supreme moment of the naval war”; Professor Arthur Marder describes it as “the peak moment of the influence of sea power upon history.””
“So far I've only read Frankie Landau-Banks and Jellicoe Road (known as On the Jellicoe Road here in Oz), and will blog about them presently ...”
“It was during the reading of Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta that I thought of this day.”
“Main character Taylor Markam attends the Jellicoe boarding school, outside of Sydney, Australia, ever since her mother dumped her at a 7-Eleven on Jellicoe Road nearby.”
“With this book she will lead the Jellicoe students through war with two factions: the town kids called Townies and the encroaching campers named Cadets.”
“Ms. Dern plays Amy Jellicoe, an often frantic, 40-something divorcée HBO describes as "a self-destructive health and beauty executive who has a very public workplace meltdown.”
“Mr. President, they say that Admiral Jellicoe at Jutland was the only man in the world who could have lost World War One in a single afternoon.”
“I was disappointed that Jellicoe road won and beat out "disreputable History" and "Nation.”
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