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

  • A region of southwest France in the Garonne River valley. The area is known for its fine table wines.
  • Graves, Robert Ranke 1895-1985. British writer and critic whose works include poetic delineations of his tour of service in World War I, love poems, and the critical work The White Goddess (1948).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. a region close to Bordeaux in south-western France.
  • proper n. the dry white wine produced in this region.
  • proper n. An English surname derived from Grave.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The sediment of melted tallow. Same as greaves

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The refuse parts of animal fat gathered from the melting-pots and made up into cakes for dogs' meat. In Great Britain such cakes are called cracklings, and the material is often called scraps.
  • n. An important class of Bordeaux wines of the Gironde district, including such red wines as the Château Margaux, Chăteau Laffitte, and Château La Tour, and, among the white wines, the Sauternes.
  • n. A general commercial name for white Bordeaux wines of second or third quality of the Gironde district on the left bank of the Garonne. These wines are usually somewhat sweet, and admit of being kept a long time.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. English writer known for his interest in mythology and in the classics (1895-1985)


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  • Virginia Tech defensive tackle John Graves is not one to create headlines, so he paused and thought long and hard when asked Tuesday if he thought Coach Frank Beamer's complaints about illegal chop blocks were legitimate following last year's 28-23 loss to Georgia Tech. If you remember, Graves was one of the topics of discussion in the aftermath of that defeat.

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  • ELLIOTT: Garret Graves is state director of coastal activities.

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  • A Veterans Day speaker in Graves 'Missouri district had addressed the crowd, including a National Guard unit preparing to deploy, while wearing an unearned Navy Cross pin.

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  • I have a feeling that Mike Graves is nodding as he reads this, and I believe he knows what the missing piece is.

    Scripting News for 6/26/2007 « Scripting News Annex

  • Five Bloody Graves is in many ways a straightforward and formulaic Western, a departure for Adamson, who usually directed horror flicks.

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  • Yet in Graves 'memoirs, this grotesque act (imagine the response if rescue workers at a mining accident did such a thing) seems perfectly understandable and, yes, even funny.

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  • Graves is so well known in the Eastern Region that a colleague of mine at work, a LibDem member, knew who he was and the positions he has held.

    Adrian Starts to Dig the LibDems' Grave

  • The air-freshener canister that had been suckered to the windshield lay quietly frothing lilac-scented foam in Graves's lap.

    Excerpt: God Lives In St. Petersburg by Tom Bissell

  • Rain Graves, one of my two collaborators on The Gossamer Eye, Bram Stoker Award winning poet, and Tango artiste extraordinaire is offering up the rights to publish her latest poetry manuscript on eBay – the profits on the sale of the rights to go to relief funds for Hurricane Katrina.

    Poetry book auction, INXS and blather...

  • Hey, any page that manages to connect Lyle Waggoner and Peter Graves is OK in my book.

    September 2004


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