American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Vickers, Jonathan Stewart Known as "Jon.” Born 1926. Canadian tenor widely acclaimed for his performances in operas by Wagner and Verdi.
“Like his boss, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, Vickers is a holdover from the Bush administration.”
“And that young scalawag of a Joe Vickers is editing the Journal in his absence.”
“The reason there are no "Vickers" -- er, Vicars -- in the USA is because we have no Church of England.”
“Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith, retells the myth of Iphis, one of Ovid's metamorphosis; Where Tree Roads Meet by Sally Vickers, is about the myth of Oedipus; and Binu and the Great Wall by Su Tong, is based on the Chinese myth of Meng Jiangnu and the Great Wall.”
“One interesting footnote: one of Vickers’ old CSBA colleagues is Steve Kosiak — they’ve even collaborated on some reports over the years — and now Kosiak is head of defense programs for that very same Office of Management and Budget, so that might help explain Vickers’ inclusion in the process.”
“The 25th Battery of Field Artillery is equipped with four guns, which are known as the Vickers-Maxim 75 mm. quick firing mountain guns.”
“Jack laughed noisily, and called Vickers "a silly old loony".”
“Messrs. Vickers received orders for their gun-carrying two-seater pusher aeroplane known as the Vickers fighter.”
“The glamour girl that she was … even in her older years she still reflected that," Netcell said, referring to Vickers' glory days, which included a 1959 spread as July Playboy Playmate of the Month.”
“Owens called Vickers to pit road under the yellow flag, instructing the crew to be prepared to change tires but to wait for his final call.”
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