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

  • Villiers, George See Buckingham.


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  • Theresa Villiers is a surprising appointment as Shadow Chief Secretary, but she is an economic expert and, I gather, close to George Osborne.

    Reshuffling the Deck

  • I know that the brigadier and his staff used to talk about what they called Villiers 'phantom armies, but as I only said what everyone says who has been in

    With Moore at Corunna

  • In France yesterday a 15-year-old girl was attacked by ten youths as she left her school in Villiers-le-Bel, north of Paris.

    UK: Muslim extremists target Jews

  • Police say some officers suffered bullet wounds, while others were hurt by stones, fireworks and petrol bombs thrown at them in Villiers-le-Bel. 80 coppers injured?

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • The trigger was the deaths Sunday of two minority teens when their motorscooter collided with a police car in Villiers-le-Bel, a blue-collar town on Paris 'northern edge.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • The rioting youths "want Sarkozy — they want him to come and explain" what happened to the two teenage boys, said Linda Beddar, a 40-year-old mother of three in Villiers-le-Bel.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • A ‘mock’ play within Villiers’s play includes a scene in which the two Kings of Brentford enter hand in hand.

    Letter 157

  • And in the sayd vessel he sent two knights, one a French man named Sir Claude Dansoyuille called Villiers, and Sir Loys de Sidonia a Spaniard: and they went to the pope and to the emperour.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • On our first march out of the Cabaret Rouge communication trench we covered a matter of ten miles to a place called Villiers du Bois.

    A Yankee in the Trenches

  • Mallarmé is white and red, the poems printed in italics, a frontispiece by Rops; the Villiers is a large square volume in shimmering dark green and gold, with headpieces and tailpieces, in two tints, by Th. van

    Figures of Several Centuries


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