Finn


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Finn

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1. a native, inhabitant, or citizen of Finland
2. a speaker of a Finnic language, esp one of the original inhabitants of Russia, who were pushed northwards during the Slav migrations

Finn

2
known as Finn MacCool. (in Irish legend) chief of the Fianna, father of the heroic poet Ossian

finn

(jargon, chat)
To pull rank on somebody based on the amount of time one has spent on IRC. The term derives from the fact that IRC was originally written in Finland in 1987.
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Finn made an amazing recovery from the attack in October 2016 and was back on duty 11 weeks later.
Designated DDG 113, John Finn is the 63rd Arleigh Burke-class destroyer and the first of her class commissioned since USS Michael Murphy joined the fleet Oct.
The week prior to claiming victory in Wellington, Finn had the opportunity to crew for fellow YSA sailor Tom Grimes in the Nespresso Youth International Regatta in Auckland, where they placed seventh.
What Finn intends by "use-based language" is not clear, but to my knowledge, the issue of usage in language designates not a kind of language per se, but rather the fact that a given word's meaning in common use may diverge from its dictionary definition and may drift historically.
So it was in Australia's second innings, Finn surging through the middle order to leave a sell-out crowd rapt and no doubt mystified he has been unable to compete at this level since the 2013 Ashes opener at Trent Bridge.
As a father, he makes me a very proud man, and his little brother Lucas, who has really missed his little mate, has also shown me his strength in dealing with Finn being away for five weeks.
Tracy said she was proud of Finn, of Burnop field, County Durham, who struggled with lung problems in his earlier years but was determined to lead a normal life.
Finn, in one of his first acts as ordinary of the diocese, in 2005 designated Our Lady of Good Counsel as the diocesan Shrine to the Divine Mercy Finn attended Divine Mercy Sunday services there at 3 p.
As the barn starts to fill with toxic carbon monoxide fumes, an unconscious Finn lies slumped in his seat.
From the moment the tousle-haired Finn stepped on to stage to belt out an effervescent version of the 1981 Split Enz classic History Never Repeats, the faithful knew they were in for a special night.
Finn, who was the only member of England's 17-man Test squad not to feature during the 5-0 Ashes whitewash, was sent home by England's limited-overs coach Ashley Giles during the current one-day series against the Aussies.
BRAVE Teesside youngster Finn Johnson is continuing to make amazing progress in his battle to hear, according to his proud mum Natalie Nixon.