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

  • Douglas-Home, Sir Alexander Frederick 1903-1995. British politician who served as prime minister (1963-1964). He renounced his peerage in order to take office.


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  • We'd have to go right back to Sir Alec Douglas-Home and his fuddled attempt to explain how the economy worked by admitting he used matchsticks.9.25pm ET: I can't wait for the transcript of that Rick Perry brain freeze.

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  • Going the other way, Amis may favour the dignity, restraint and quiet hard work of 1963, but how would he feel about life under Alec Douglas-Home?

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  • For the third time in as many days, he flew the Chinook, this time to Northumberland, where he was dropped off so he could meet Kate and drive on to Scotland for the wedding of their St. Andrews pal Lady Iona Douglas-Home to banker Thomas Hewitt.

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  • Lady Iona was the granddaughter of the late British prime minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home.

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  • Wilson became one of few opposition leaders to consistently outshine the incumbent PM when he trounced Sir Alec Douglas-Home before Labour's 1964 election win.

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  • Jessica Douglas-Home/ The Imperial Maharajas and princes of various states arrived for the Delhi Durbar and had tents representing the culture of their respective states.

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  • Jessica Douglas-Home/ The Imperial There was a 20-mile-long track laid down especially for the visitors attending the Durbar of King George V in December 1911.

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  • Jessica Douglas-Home/ The Imperial Shown, Ms. Wingfield's first view of the tent city, which was dismantled soon after the departure of the royal couple.

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  • Jessica Douglas-Home/ The Imperial During her visit to India, she briefly stayed with the Begum of Bhopal, the only female ruler in India.

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  • Jessica Douglas-Home/ The Imperial Queen Mary walked as a retired officer of the Indian army held a scarlet and gold umbrella over her head.

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