from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Beecham, Sir Thomas 1879-1961. British conductor who founded the London Philharmonic (1932) and the Royal Philharmonic (1947) orchestras and helped popularize the works of Frederick Delius.


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  • "And is your name Beecham?" he interrupted, anxious to avoid the subject of

    Tom of the Raiders

  • Poets and saints, deluded by unhealthy imaginations, have misled us, and it is quite likely that the wild waves are really saying nothing more important than 'Beecham's

    Prose Fancies (Second Series)

  • In the midst of these none-too-pleasant reflections, her landlady, Sally Smithwick came around with a pot of chicken soup and something called Beecham’s All-In-One.

    Sonnet of the Sphinx

  • Two of the pubs to which I walk the dogs on Sunday morning are at Shepton Beauchamp ( "Beecham") and Over Stratton.

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  • Sykes built his reputation in the City by transforming Glaxo into GSK through mergers with Wellcome and SmithKline Beecham.

    Sir Richard Sykes: voted out, but not down

  • Both Mr. Garnier and Mr. Bertolini have considerable takeover experience–the former at SmithKline Beecham, the latter on the board of U.S. biotech Genzyme.

    Actelion Squares Up for a Fight

  • A $125 million investment from Glaxo's predecessor company, SmithKline Beecham, supported the effort.

    Gene Work Yields New Treatment For Lupus

  • It is hard to think of any musician since Sir Thomas Beecham who has founded more orchestras than the man who also found time in his career to be chief conductor of La Scala and the Berlin Philharmonic too.

    In praise of … Claudio Abbado | Editorial

  • By mid-2003, Ms. Eckard was terminated in what the company called a "redundancy" related to the merger of Glaxo Wellcome and SmithKline Beecham PLC a couple of years before.

    Whistleblower's Long Journey

  • Glaxo's bet on Human Genome Sciences was considered risky back in 1993, when SmithKline Beecham, a predecessor company to Glaxo, paid $125 million for the research partnership.

    Glaxo Looks for Gene-Research Payoff on Other Drugs


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