Definitions

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

  • A river, about 531 km (330 mi) long, of central Yukon Territory, Canada, flowing generally northwest to the Yukon River.

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Examples

  • Directors and designers who specialize in opera often get a bad wrap these days, but Pelly is one of the most exceptional directors working in the field today.

    Who's Your Daddy?

  • First, Secretary Mineta is formally certifying, under the so-called Pelly Amendment, that Japan's actions are undermining international whaling protections.

    Press Briefing By Podesta On Us Actions On Japanese Whaling

  • Under a law known as the Pelly Amendment, countries in violation of the International Whaling Commission are subject to economic sanctions.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Under a law known as the Pelly Amendment, countries that violate global fisheries conservation agreements are subject to economic sanctions.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • a little-known law known as the Pelly Amendment, convinced Taiwan and several other Asian, countries to clamp down on their wildlife trade markets.

    Charting New Courses For Global Conservation

  • Cheyenne made no immediate retort, but later he delivered himself of a new stanza of his trail song, wherein the first line ended with "Pelly" followed by the rhymed assertion that the gentleman who bore that peculiar name had slivers in his anatomy due to a fondness for leaning against the bar of the Blue Front Saloon.

    Partners of Chance

  • Jellicoe issued new Grand Fleet Battle Orders regarding distribution of fire on enemy ships; he wanted no more mistakes such as Pelly’s.

    Castles of Steel

  • Despite his headline-grabbing antics, Pelly, strangely enough, was one of the few people Wills trusted to escort Kate around town.

    William and Kate

  • Substituting for Wills on the dance floor was resident court jester Guy Pelly.

    William and Kate

  • There was not much Pelly, or for that matter, anyone else, could do to stop the paparazzi from harassing her.

    William and Kate

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