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Beckford

William. 1759--1844, English writer and dilettante; author of the oriental romance Vathek (1787)
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Beckford, somehow, has made it to the edge of Chelsea's penalty area and is bearing down on Petr Cech's goal.
Beckford had not been found as of Tuesday afternoon.
In 2010, Beckford was convicted of harassing Mr Wilding, who told a court that, after the 1999 murder of his predecessor, "I have to take security seriously".
Beckford, from Duchess Road in Ladywood, shot his victim in the jaw and chest with a handgun in the early hours of October 30, 2015.
The jurors were not told that Beckford was acquitted of murder in both 2000 and 2005 after gang-related deaths, including the machine gun killings of two teenagers, Charlene Ellis and Letisha Shakespeare at a New Year's Day party in Aston, Birmingham.
Jailing Beckford for life at the city's crown court yesterday, Judge Patrick Thomas QC said the only sensible conclusion was that the killing had been a gang murder after a confrontation ended in a "shoot-out".
On Friday, Beckford, 36, was found guilty of murdering Derek Junior Myers after blasting him in the chest and jaw with a handgun outside the Big Bang club in Soho Hill, Hockley, in 2015.
The 2-1 second favourite, under a confident ride from Ryan Moore, hit the front entering the final furlong and held the strong challenge of 15-8 market leader Beckford, with the winner's stablemate Actress a length and a half back in third.
The coating that Beckford and Zou have been working on for six years will be tested as a lubricant in ball bearings for electric motors that are frequently washed with caustic cleaning solutions, according to a news release.
To contemporaries, absentee planter and London politician William Beckford (1709-70) was a vibrant, dominating figure who straddled the empire.
Gauci utilizes chronologically defined chapters and the narrative of Beckford's life as a way to understand the developing importance of empire within Britain; Beckford's rise corresponded to the growing importance of empire in the eighteenth century.
Jermaine Beckford's hat-trick sank Swindon at Wembley as North End finally made it through at the 10th time of asking.