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

  • Halsey, William Frederick Known as "Bull.” 1882-1959. American naval officer who during World War II led American naval forces to several important victories, including the Battle of Leyte Gulf (1944). On September 2, 1945, the Japanese formally surrendered aboard his flagship, the USS Missouri.


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  • No one except General MacArthur, an even larger mythical invention, directly addressed him as “Bull,” a nickname Halsey insisted that newspapermen had made up.

    Sea of Thunder

  • FURTHER ADDENDUM: On 12 Jan 2009, after long debate, the school board in Halsey, Oregon, decided to keep The Book of Bunny Suicides at the high-school library.

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  • But Ito's 43-yard field goal attempt was blocked by defensive lineman Chris Norwell, setting up a 65-yard drive that ended in Halsey's tying touchdown. - Scores

  • PHOENIX (Ticker) -- Brad Halsey is proving to be quite a find for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

  • Riley was known as Halsey’s drinking buddy, but he was also the officer most likely to ask creative questions.

    Sea of Thunder

  • "Halsey," I asked, "have you any idea of the nature of the interview between Louise Armstrong and Arnold the night he was murdered?"

    The Circular Staircase

  • "Halsey," I said when he sauntered in, "is there a policeman in Casanova?"

    The Circular Staircase

  • "Halsey," I cried, "you MUST tell me the whole truth.

    The Circular Staircase

  • "Halsey," I persevered, "some one is breaking into the house.

    The Circular Staircase

  • "Halsey," I asked gravely, leaning forward, "have you the slightest suspicion who killed Arnold Armstrong?

    The Circular Staircase


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