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  • n. The letter C in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
  • proper n. A diminutive of the male given name Charles; also used as a formal given name.
  • proper n. A diminutive of the female given name Charlotte or Charlene, also used as a formal given name, although less common than the male name.
  • proper n. The letter C in the NATO phonetic alphabet.
  • n. An enemy; the VietCong; short for Victor Charlie.
  • n. Cocaine.
  • n. A fool.


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  • \ "The Charlie Rose Show\" (or \ "Charlie\" as \ "folks in the financial district\" call it) has apparently become the TV destination for those who are looking to stay informed about the economic crisis, writes David A. Kaplan in a lengthy ode to the PBS talk show host.

    Yvette Kantrow: Why Fortune Loves Charlie Rose

  • [Illustration: CHARLIE AND THE PIE.] "Give me that dish," said Charlie, trembling with passion.

    Charlie Scott or, There's Time Enough

  • This comment succinctly lists who did what with the message since the last review; here charlie: m means that Charlie is the one who modified it.

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  • (Photo: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images) NEXT: Charlie Crist »Charlie CristCurrent job: Governor of Florida, candidate for SenateFawning liberal quote: "When the town is burning, you don't check party labels.

    Liberals’ Five Favorite Republicans

  • This afternoon my dear friend "Chaplain Charlie" is coming to grab some perfectly fresh fish stuff at the legendary Point Loma Seafood.

    Life is Just

  • This was the name Charlie had given to the personality Emerson sometimes exhibited when the balance of stimulants and depressants in his system let loose the werewolf of egotism that lurked beneath his charming manners.


  • Nash looked at him wildly and mouthed the word Charlie had been so fond of the day before.

    Extreme Measures

  • Mills, 49, set up a bogus profile under the name 'Charlie Manning' while bombarding Lorna Smith, 45, with texts and calls after she broke off their four-year relationship, it was alleged. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • There was a time when the name "Charlie Sheen" didn't prompt the shaking of heads, the rolling of eyes, mass bewilderment or train-wreck curiosity. Top headlines

  • A miniature Christmas tree, what I called a Charlie Brown tree because it was so small and had only a few stray red balls and no tinsel on it, stood humbly on the faux mantelpiece in the Bonti living room beside a brass menorah in full flame.

    Brooklyn Story


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