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Lynch

1. David. born 1946, US film director; his work includes the films Eraserhead (1977), Blue Velvet (1986), Wild at Heart (1990), and Mulholland Drive (2001) and the television series Twin Peaks (1990)
2. John, known as Jack Lynch. 1917--99, Irish statesman; prime minister of the Republic of Ireland (1966--73; 1977--79)
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Even as Captain Lynch spoke, a great watery mass smote the atoll.
Captain Lynch gazed at the huge mountains of water sweeping in until he could gaze no more.
He encountered Captain Lynch on the same errand and together they went in.
Captain Lynch, driven like a wisp of straw, sprawled over him.
From his eyrie he waved his hand to Captain Lynch, and that doughty patriarch waved back.
He strained his eyes, and was sure that he saw Captain Lynch wave farewell.
a law professor and executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School, and Austin Sarat, a law professor at Amherst College, combine the most severe criminal punishment with the bugaboo of racial class and prejudice in their book From Lynch Mobs to the Killing State: Race and the Death Penalty in America (New York University Press, May 2006).
The teachers at Los Angeles Baptist High School in North Hills remember Sheree Lynch, Class of '91, as a quiet, reserved student.
Carrigan makes important contribution to our knowledge of Southern violence in addressing the controversial question of the character and the role of the lynch mob between 1836 and 1916 in Central Texas.
The lynching drama tradition includes close to 100 (currently known) plays, and continues on the contemporary stage with such plays as Toni Morrison's Dreaming Emmett (1985), Cedric Turner's Dat Great Long Time (1990), Michon Boston's Iola's Letter (1994), Yvonne Singh's Lynch P*in (2002), William Parker's The Awakening (2003), and the collaborative "Emmett Project" (2003).
They occurred in the North, Midwest and Far West, but the highest numbers were in the South where lynch mobs killed all estimated 3,943 persons between 1880 and 1930.
For instance, among the top 30 sellers of annuities in 2003, three are companies that many people would not think of as life insurance companies: American Express, Merrill Lynch and Fidelity Investments.