from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- In the Bible, a mighty hunter and king of Shinar who was a grandson of Ham and a great-grandson of Noah.
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- proper n. A grandson of Ham; he was a mighty hunter and king of Shinar.
- proper n. A British maritime patrol aircraft.
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Robert Hewson, editor of Jane's Air-Launched Weapons, said Nimrod is part of a surveillance operation dating back to the cold war.
He will also say that the loss of the MRA4 Nimrod is an example of what he calls Labour's "incompetence in defence acquisition".
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Nimrod is another such autocratic ensi; by the time the stories of Genesis were being told, Sumer had long since gone from a federation of city-states governed by a tripartite system of checks and balances to an empire ruled by a sovereign Grand High Poobah.
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The outfit and adventures of this titled Nimrod, conducted as they were on the largest scale, exceeded anything of the kind ever before seen on this continent, and the results of his wanderings will compare favourably with those of Gordon Cumming in Africa.
Mr. Hart had also a fancy for giving his children scriptural names; his first-born he called Nimrod; his second, Maharshalalhashbaz, abbreviated into Hash; and for his next son he chose that of Chilion.
The name Nimrod became synonymous with procurement malaise during the 1980s, when efforts to adapt the type for the airborne early warning mission failed spectacularly.
The verdict from a British coroner today in the 2006 crash that killed 14 servicemen in Afghanistan is Ralph Naderesque in its harshness: The plane they were flying, known as a Nimrod, has “never been airworthy.”
The very name Nimrod may strike some as ill-omened.
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