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Byrd   /bərd/   Listen

English organist and composer of church music; master of 16th century polyphony; was granted a monopoly in music printing with Thomas Tallis (1543-1623).  Synonym: William Byrd.
Explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957).  Synonyms: Admiral Byrd, Richard E. Byrd, Richard Evelyn Byrd.

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"Byrd" Quotes from Famous Books

... second class through the lifeless leaves of a rubber plant and two imitation cut-glass dishes of tough fruit. The stewards, casually hovering, lacked the democracy which might have humanized the steerage as much as the civility which would have oiled the workings of the first cabin. Byrd resented their ministrations as he did the heavy English dishes of the bill of fare. There were no Continental passengers near him. He had left the dear French tongue behind, and his ears, homesick already, shrank equally from ...
— The Nest Builder • Beatrice Forbes-Robertson Hale

... the Burgesses were Captain William Byrd, Major Swann, Benjamin Harrison, Colonel Ballard, Colonel Mason, Colonel John Page, Colonel Matthew Kemp, William Fitzhugh, Isaac Allerton, John Carter and Captain Fox. ...
— Virginia under the Stuarts 1607-1688 • Thomas J. Wertenbaker

... this charming and hospitable city Wednesday evening, Mrs. Catt going to Greenville, Miss Anthony to Shreveport. Here she was entertained by Mrs. M. F. Smith and Professor C. E. Byrd, principal of the high school. The Hypatia Club sent her two lovely floral offerings. Of her lecture the Times ...
— The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2) • Ida Husted Harper

... so thoroughly caught the imagination of young America as aviation. This series has been inspired by recent daring feats of the air, and is dedicated to Lindbergh, Byrd, Chamberlin and other heroes of ...
— The Rover Boys at Colby Hall - or The Struggles of the Young Cadets • Arthur M. Winfield

Words linked to "Byrd" :   explorer, William Byrd, composer, adventurer, naval officer, Admiral Byrd, organist

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