American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Nurmi, Paavo 1897-1973. Finnish runner. One of the greatest middle-distance runners in history, he won a total of nine Olympic gold medals (1920, 1924, and 1928) and set numerous world records.
“Paavo Nurmi is a great legend, an athlete who made his mark on history," El Guerrouj said.”
“One of these, due to what is called the Nurmi ratios in the blood, was a great overproduction of bone, either locally or generally.”
“Nevertheless, Stephens granted the request but had her public defenders, Victoria Washington and Kirk Nurmi, remain on as advisory council.”
“However, Nurmi walked out on her contract after being utterly disillusioned by repeated production delays.”
“Indeed, the renowned multiple Olympic medal runner Paavo Nurmi was her uncle.”
“Ruehl Fact: Nurmi sued Cassandra Peterson, asserting that her "Elvira" characterization was a ripoff of "Vampira," but lost the case in court.”
“The nice thing about Greenbriar is how people have made these Levitt houses their own," said Anna Nurmi, a piano teacher whose family moved from Arlington in 1992.”
“YS: My drag inspiration came from a dark and fierce woman, Maila Nurmi.”
“The permits would have to be easy to obtain, Nurmi said.”
“Wednesday's victories also gave Phelps career Olympic golds Nos. 10 and 11, vaulting him past Spitz, U.S. track and field star Carl Lewis, Finnish runner Paavo Nurmi and Ukrainian gymnast Larysa Latynina for the Olympic record.”
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