from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology A youth who loved Hero and drowned during one of his nightly swims across the Hellespont to be with her.
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- proper n. The lover of Hero who swam every night across the Hellespont to meet her, and finally was drowned.
- proper n. A male given name, also of a Spanish sixth century saint.
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- n. (Greek mythology) a youth beloved of Hero who drowned in a storm in the Hellespont on one of his nightly visits to see her
I have a friend that lives in Leander, about 45 min from there.
Thankfully, I got an email from one of the guys in Leander last night pointing me to this song.
The lives of everyone involved are unraveled: from Carlin Leander, the fifteen-year-old girl who is as loyal as she is proud, to Betsy Chase, a woman running from her own destiny; from August Pierce, a boy who unexpectedly finds courage in his darkest hour, to Abel Grey, the police officer who refuses to let unspeakable actions -- both past and present -- slide by without notice.
Both Abe and Carlin Leander feel guilty for the death of someone close to them -- in Abe's case, his brother Frank, and in Carlin's case, Gus Pierce.
How are Carlin Leander and August Pierce different from the other students at the Haddan School?
Almost every major character Carlin Leander, Abel Grey, Betsy Chase, Dr. Howe is forced at some point to deal with the death of someone close to them in THE RIVER KING.
The improbable tale of Hero and Leander is exposed by M. Mahudel, but is defended on the authority of poets and medals by M. de la Nauze.
"We wanted boo to be something extraordinary, fantastic and very, very different," recalls Leander over a simple risotto lunch in London.
“Is not your name Leander, (said the amazed hermit) “and have I the happiness to meet with and entertain the youth whom I so dearly loved?”
The Leander was a dull sailer; and, with the wind and current against her, it took them four days to beat up to the