from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Blake, James Herbert Known as "Eubie.” 1883-1983. American pianist and composer noted for his popular songs and Broadway productions, such as Shuffle Along (1921), which included "I'm Just Wild about Harry.”
- Blake, Robert 1599-1657. English admiral who was a Parliamentarian during the English Civil War and pursued the Royalist fleet to the Mediterranean Sea, where he defeated it (1650).
- Blake, William 1757-1827. British poet and artist whose paintings and poetic works, such as Songs of Innocence (1789) and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (c. 1790), have a mystical, visionary quality.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. An English surname, derived from black (dark haired), or from Old English blac, pale or fair.
- proper n. A surname anglicised from Irish Ó Bláthmhaic.
- proper n. A male given name transferred from the surnames.
- proper n. A female given name transferred from the surname.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pale; pallid; wan; of a sickly hue, as the complexion; of a pale-green or yellow hue, as vegetation.
- Yellow, as butter, cheese, etc.
- Bleak; cold; bare; naked.
- To become pale.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. visionary British poet and painter (1757-1827)
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Of course these are honorable and honest scholarly arguments about the truth of the matter, but, again, the truth in Blake is so hard to come by that it's easy to construct the argument either way, making the motivation of his discovererswhat kind of Blake do they want to discover?
Anita Blake is the first series that comes to mind ...
In a world where vampires and were-creatures are legal citizens of the United States, Anita Blake is an animator, raising the dead for a living.
Philip Blake is being moved from right tackle to center.
But Blake is unable to gracefully accept even tentative victories.
FROM MTV. COM: Bad Blake is a man with a lot of mileage on him, every inch of it visible.
Teachers Jackson and Engel were both overwhelmed by the celebrity and glamour of the $450 a person event that had table centerpieces inspired by Macaulay's books and an art auction that included works by Art Spiegelman, Uri Shulevitz and Quentin Blake that raised $40,000 for the museum.
I also think Blake is more athletic than maybe any quarterback we have signed as far as being able to pull the ball down and run.
Anita Blake is mailed a decapitated human head in a box.
Blake is a necromancer-for-hire whose latest client wants something she should never try and get.