American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Spillane, Mickey 1918-2006. American writer known for his violent detective novels that feature the hard-boiled detective Mike Hammer.
- n. United States writer of popular detective novels (born in 1918)
“The USA's Johnny Spillane is about to be overtaken by Jason Lamy Chappuis of France in the final stretch of the Nordic combined competition on Sunday at Whistler Olympic Park.”
“Mickey Spillane is gone .... the July forecast is in for Astrology for Writers.”
“Jim McManus, Spillane's uncle and a longtime neighborhood power broker, called Spillane's death a "terribly sad accident.”
“There was an interesting article the other day that said being satisfied with second place is un-American, starring Johnny Spillane.”
“USA's nordic combined team, from left, Bill Demong, Johnny Spillane, Todd Lodwick and Brett Camerota celebrate their silver medal in the men's team nordic combined Tuesday.”
“Lodwick, Demong, normal hill silver medalist Johnny Spillane and Brett Camerota took silver on Tuesday, putting themselves in terrific position with strong ski jumps in the morning and battling through a tough 4x5-kilometer relay as snow fell in Whistler Olympic Park.”
“Demong and Spillane were each third in their groups.”
“Spillane then worked in tandem with Austria's Felix Gottwald, a former World Cup champion and multiple medalist who came out of retirement for these Games.”
“It was definitely difficult at the end of the race with the snow," Spillane said.”
“His wife, the former Mary E. "Betty" Spillane, died in 2006.”
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