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whittle

Brit dialect a knife, esp a large one

Whittle

Sir Frank. 1907--96, English engineer, who invented the jet engine for aircraft; flew first British jet aircraft (1941)
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Snow Phipps Group said Brook and Whittle is positioned to capitalise on significant growth opportunities, and the company expects to support its investment with additional capital for growth projects and follow-on acquisitions.
In her maiden Sydney Hobart in 2014, James Whittle sailed Takanito PHS 12th, but retired in 2015 with rudder damage.
Whittle, whose firm PB Events went bust after Clinton pulled out of the engagement, said: "The buck stops with us.
I was however somewhat surprised that while you referred to the Whittle Arch and statue in Coventry you did not mention the 'Frank Whittle Jet Heritage Centre' at the Midland Air Museum at Baginton.
An inquest heard in 2011 that Stephen Whittle killed himself because he never recovered from the guilt that he felt from selling a ticket for the Hillsborough game to a friend.
Thoroughly 'user friendly' in tone, composition and presentation, "The Whittling Handbook" is very highly recommended for anyone aspiring to whittle as a pastime or hobby, and would prove to be an enduringly popular addition to community library collections.
I must take issue with the Griffith versus Whittle comments made by Francis Cowell (Letters, PEFebruary).
David Whittle, of the independent Peters in the Packhorse Centre, is not happy with social media and other comments made following news of the shop's troubles.
Jeff Whittle, who works at Hogan Lovells and is president-elect of the Licensing Executives Society, said that since the AIA was enacted the costs and "examination rigors" have increased for patent holders.
OLYMPIC athlete Brian Whittle put his spikes in it yesterday when he criticised the Conservative Party - as he campaigns to win a seat for them.
The Victoria Cross award to Tasmanian Sergeant John Whittle has been auctioned and will remain in the Australian War Memorial for generations to come.
Every day, 69-year-old Norman Whittle walked from his home in the Scottish town of Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, to tell his wife Ann what was happening in his life.