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


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  • During the last week His Majesty's armoured train, "Jellicoe," painted in wondrous colours, would rumble in and on towards La Bassée.

    Adventures of a Despatch Rider

  • They say there’s a chap called Jellicoe, but you never know.

    On Forsyte 'Change

  • 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.”

    Castles of Steel

  • 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 ...

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • It was during the reading of Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta that I thought of this day.

    Jellicoe Road (copy)

  • 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.

    Jellicoe Road (copy)

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • 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."

    A Marriage of Heaven and Hollywood

  • "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."

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  • I was disappointed that Jellicoe road won and beat out "disreputable History" and "Nation."

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