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

  • Burleigh, First Baron See William Cecil.
  • Burleigh, Harry Thacker 1866-1949. American singer, composer, and arranger who devoted much of his lifework to preserving the musical heritage of African Americans.


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  • Then, over on the side, you see the name Burleigh and, of course, Made in England.

    Things I Found in my Mother-in-Law's House: Souvenirs

  • "Say to Captain Newhall when he gets back-that I'll see him this evening," called Burleigh over his shoulder.

    Warrior Gap A Story of the Sioux Outbreak of '68.

  • "Burleigh," she said, "thou art a statesman -- thou dost not, thou canst not, comprehend half the scorn, half the misery, that man has poured on me!"


  • And Narrowsburg is tough community for an enlightened Francophile such as Burleigh to endure.

    The Rule of Reason

  • 'Burleigh's interim appointment by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reflects the US government's emphasis on assuring highest-level representation and continuity in US-India relations,' said a statement from the embassy.

    India eNews

  • I so often recall the Burleigh of those days, - the ready and apparently boundless hospitality, the abundant supply of all the necessaries of life (and much of what we call

    Memorials of a southern planter,

  • And with names like Herb Pennock, Monte Pearson and Burleigh Grimes, it's safe to say that these men, and those lesser feats they performed, have long since faded into the mists of history.

    Don Larsen, Meet Roy Halladay

  • Burleigh Porte appeared in 19 games last season, but battled injuries and illness in 2009-10 and played just twice.

    Wisconsin-Milwaukee - Team Notes

  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency pledged assistance to flood victims in Burleigh and Ward counties, which include Minot and Bismarck, the state capital, which has been damaged by Missouri River flooding.

    Minot braces for more rain as river nears crest

  • Mr. Burleigh pays serious attention to a major German war crime in the Soviet Union that historians too often overlook, the deliberate murder of more than 3 million Soviet prisoners of war in POW camps.

    They All Knew They Were Right


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