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

  • Shackleton, Sir Ernest Henry 1874-1922. British explorer who led a number of expeditions to the Antarctic and wrote Heart of the Antarctic (1909).

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  • Shackleton is most famous for not making it to the south pole when his ship, Endurance, got stuck in the ice and broke up.

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  • Ms. Shackleton is a well-known divorce lawyer, having represented Paul McCartney during his divorce from Heather Mills as well as Prince Charles during his divorce from Princess Diana.

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  • Using the name Jennifer Shackleton, she described Mr Osborne as "the straight one of the bunch" compared to his friends and emphasised that he never attended sex parties she hosted.

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  • Southampton, I used to watch a fella called Shackleton, and modelled my bowling on his style; straight up and down and on the stumps.

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  • The MIP crashed at a place called the Shackleton crater in the south polar region of the Moon.

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  • I remember the blind panic the Government were in when they realised because of the MOD bean counters had withdrawn the Icebreaker 'Shackleton' which meant we had nothing in the area that showed we were in the slightest bit interested in the defence of the Falklands.

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  • Given our newfound financial relationship and Mike’s recently filed lawsuit, I had no qualms about calling Shackleton and Associates and asking for an emergency consultation.

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  • He is also an actor and has appeared in 'Shackleton', 'Eastenders', 'Kavanagh QC', 'Out of the

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  • Elite collections, Abbington and Timberland Boot Co. as well as seasonal stories such as Shackleton, also turned in worthy performances.

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  • Royal Geographical Societies unofficial bible, used by late 19th and early 20th century British explorers such as Shackleton, Scott, Richard Burton, Col. Perry Fawcett and other legends who carried it into the field as a practical state of the art manual of gentlemanly exploration.

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