American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Thorpe, James Francis Known as "Jim.” 1888-1953. American athlete. An outstanding collegiate football player, he later played professional football and baseball. He won the decathlon and pentathlon in the 1912 Olympics but was later disqualified because of his professional status.
- n. outstanding United States athlete (1888-1953)
- Various places in England, from Old English þorp. (Wiktionary)
“DR Thorpe is one of our finest historians, and this is one of his finest books: painstaking, detailed, but always readable.”
“There are some factual slips, background passages can seem too disconnected from the foreground narrative, and at times Thorpe is unnecessarily discreet, for instance in relation to the royal family.”
“QB, Justin Thorpe (Richmond, Va.) would lead the Dukes upon the 10-play, 56-yard expostulate which would finish with the 42-yard FG from Rs.,”
“Gav Thorpe is a long-standing author for Black Library, having penned many Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 novels, short stories and novellas including The Last Chancers, the hugely popular Angels of Darkness, and currently the Time of Legends series The Sundering.”
“The Tory graph shows a totally made up set of results and explains that this is "How you voted in Thorpe Hamlet".”
“Lib Dem canvassers in Thorpe (Norwich North) were surprised to be handed a Tory leaflet (with a mystery bar graph) that had been delivered to the house by the Tories a few days earlier.”
“What a laugh this is, after hearing lectures from Tories about Bar Charts and being "local" to a ward etc we have a lovely leaflet going round in Thorpe Hamlet with Mr Baxter (Tory Candidate for Eaton in June) and Cllr Little (Bowthorpe Councillor and lives in Town Close!)”
“And on a summer's evening drive out to The Bakers Arms in Thorpe Langton, it's easy to see why.”
“Inside scoop: The Aussies won at the 2000 Olympics and at the last two world championships, a streak likely to continue as long as Ian Thorpe is on their side.”
“Thorpe is already bracing for a rare defeat as he faces Phelps and defending Olympic champion Jani Sievinen of Finland.”
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