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Crichton

James. 1560--82, Scottish scholar and writer, called the Admirable Crichton because of his talents
(John) Michael. born 1942, US novelist, screenwriter, and film director; his thrillers, many of which have been filmed, include The Andromeda Strain (1969), Jurassic Park (1990), and Disclosure (1994)

Crichton

resourceful servant proves more than equal to his employers when household is marooned. [Br. Lit.: The Admirable Crichton]
See: Butler

Crichton

resourceful butler who leads master and his family through difficulties on deserted island. [Br. Lit.: Admirable Crichton]
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The investment, in conjunction with the Crichton Trust http://www.
But back to Crichton, the tremendously-gifted Samoan fly-half who already had a successful Super 15 career behind him when he tipped up in Newcastle.
Despite some pretty wooden characterisation and leaden dialogue, we then get a bit of classic Crichton genius - our questioning gang of graduates get caught in one of Vin Drake's devices and are shrunk to a size smaller than ants.
Crichton had seven tackles, including two for lost yardage, a category he leads the Pac-12 in with 10.
Chris, of Largs, Ayrshire, revealed: "Henderson said it was Crichton and Crichton said it was Henderson.
The launch comes at a time when premium car sales seem to be on the upswing again after a slump in the last year, James Crichton, Director Sales and Marketing for BMW Middle East, told Gulf News on the sidelines of the 5 series presentation at the Yas Island race circuit in Abu Dhabi last Sunday.
Acclaimed author and screenwriter Michael Crichton, who penned such international best sellers as The Andromeda Strain (1969) and Jurassic Park (1990), passed away on November 4, 2008, after a battle with throat cancer.
Michael Crichton was one of our greatest storytellers who expanded all of our imaginations with his books, films, and television," the BBC quoted Spielberg as saying.
Sitting across a work cluttered desk in the corner office of his Ateco Motors headquarters on Parramatta Road, the blinds down on a sunny morning in Sydney, Neville Crichton is a long way from the glamour and success of the Mediterranean sailing scene, which has virtually been his second home for the last few years.
Meanwhile, Worcester have announced that Samoan international back Loki Crichton will leave the club at the end of this season.
Publishers HarperCollins have announced that two recently discovered unpublished novels by Michael Crichton are to be released.
MICHAEL CRICHTON supplied Hollywood with a series of hits, and he created the hospital drama E.