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  • proper n. A surname of Old French origin.
  • proper n. A surname of Irish origin.
  • proper n. Any of a number of places in the USA named after persons with the surname.


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There are two alternatives for the family name:


  • Paphides, the husband of Times writer Caitlin Moran, is understood to have decided to quit at the end of last month.

    Chief rock critic Peter Paphides quits the Times

  • Rove said, referring to what he described as Moran's efforts to cut a deal on a 2001 trade bill.

    American Crossroads attacks Harry Reid in new ads

  • "The intricacies of the ancient Egyptian court are brought to life in Moran's fascinating tale of a princess's rise to power."

    The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran: Book summary

  • Though I'm less sanguine, perhaps Moran is right that the U.S. public almost always chooses the lesser of two evils.

    Watch the Platforms, Not the Winner, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Caitlin Moran's blog post is mildly amusing in another way -- yet another one of those posts in which the blogger mentions someone's inability to spell while themselves not spelling correctly.


  • Although you can have a look at said tea towel by going to Caitlin Moran's Times blog entry above, her link to the place for ordering it doesn't work.


  • While Mr Deeds in in Richmond and can not raise funds Moran is out spending and raising along with the other fellow.

    Waldo Jaquith - Moran paying for signatures.

  • But Moran scoffs at the poll's results, and his campaign has a survey of its own -- conducted in mid-September by a Springfield-based Democratic firm -- that showed the incumbent leading among likely voters, 58 percent to 31 percent, and found that Moran is viewed much more favorably than the GOP poll suggests.

    Moran sticks to his past

  • In an election year when even the most entrenched politicians are scrambling to project a message of "change," Rep. James P. Moran is doing something different -- he is promising more of the same.

    Moran sticks to his past

  • "Jim Moran is personally a weak incumbent and has significant negatives associated with him," pollster John McLaughlin wrote.

    Moran sticks to his past


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