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

  • Holly, Buddy Originally Charles Hardin Holley. 1938-1959. American singer, guitarist, and songwriter who greatly influenced the development of rock 'n' roll with songs such as "That'll Be the Day” (1957).

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  • proper n. A female given name, from the name of the tree.


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  • After twenty-seven years in the business, he and his wife, Elise, a novelist writing under the name Holly Chamberlin, have discovered a new life within fifty yards of the Portland harbor.

    One Big Table

  • Regina discovered that Francis hated her name and wanted the name Holly.

    When Animals Speak

  • I love your title Holly - very clever and congrats!

    Ruminations on a Run

  • Development of the quirky locals in Holly Springs is thin, and the end is a tad abrupt.

    Home to Holly Springs by Jan Karon: Book summary

  • An anonymous poster to the Buddy Holly is Alive and Well on Ganymede movie thread just made my day: turns out Bradley Denton has posted the entire book as a PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives download.

    Boing Boing

  • Buddy Holly is Alive and Well on Ganymede, one of the all-time great American comedy sf novels, will be a movie

    Boing Boing

  • Buddy Holly is Alive and Well on Ganymede, free download

    Boing Boing

  • Holly from a few seasons ago was actually the hottest Biggest Loser.

    Rebecca Meyer on Leno: Wowza! Hottest 'Loser' ever? |

  • Dwight Holly is J. Edgar Hoover's pet strong-arm goon, implementing Hoover's racist designs and obsessed with a leftist shadow figure named Joan Rosen Klein.

    Blood's A Rover by James Ellroy: Book summary

  • If Holly is one of the challenger chefs, why would several weeks of taping in different cities be required?

    Holly Smith: The Next Iron Chef


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