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

  • Lardner, Ringgold Wilmer Known as "Ring.” 1885-1933. American humorist and writer whose satirical short stories were published in collections, including You Know Me, Al (1916).

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  • n. United States humorist and writer of satirical short stories (1885-1933)


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  • LARDNER: Ring Lardner was my grandfather, who was originally a sportswriter and started writing short stories about baseball, vernacular, about ordinary baseball players who had always been treated as kind of heroes before he got to them.

    Crusader: The Hell-Raising Police Career of Detective David Durk

  • Commodore Lardner is to supersede Admiral Wilkes in the West

    Foreign and Colonial Intelligence

  • Edwards 'contemporaries, such as Lardner or Sherlock, thought that to be a Christian was to accept certain results of antiquarian research.

    Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)

  • History for 'Lardner's Cyclopaedia,' and a fourth series of 'Tales of a


  • Florida's statute found a way around the big legal concern: that state laws could be challenged as messing with the constitutional right to marriage, says Samantha Weissbluth , an estate litigator with Foley & Lardner in Chicago.

    Unholy Matrimony: How to Fight Back

  • "This decision is at least a data point, and can be used by those defendants in those cases," said Justin Gray , an attorney at Foley & Lardner LLP who tracks the cases.

    Judge Finds False-Marking Law Unconstitutional

  • Mr. Lardner: They hardly ever talked again—two cops that had done this great thing together.

    The Force Is Strong With These Police Tales

  • Mr. Lardner: At one point Durk and Serpico were negotiating together with Hollywood.

    The Force Is Strong With These Police Tales

  • Mr. Lardner: Durk was the one who sort of coordinated the plan to blow the whistle on corruption in a way that would make it impossible for New York City officialdom to ignore.

    The Force Is Strong With These Police Tales

  • With a firmly anti-establishment script by Ring Lardner Jr (one of the gutsy, blacklisted Hollywood Ten), Altman's perfectly cast duo of doctors, Hawkeye and Trapper (Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould), are somewhere they really don't want to beand set about trying to make the army's senseless systems work for them.

    M*A*S*H: No 18


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