Oliver


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Oliver

1. one of Charlemagne's 12 paladins
2. Isaac. ?1556--1617, English portrait miniaturist, born in France: he studied under Hilliard and worked at James I's court
3. Jamie (Trevor). born 1975, British chef and presenter of television cookery programmes
4. Joseph, known as King Oliver. 1885--1938, US pioneer jazz cornetist
References in classic literature ?
So now I knew the law about the thing, and we moved on together, Oliver stretching himself consciously, and methought that even David walked with a sedater air.
For the first six months after Oliver Twist was removed, the system was in full operation.
Oliver Twist and his companions suffered the tortures of slow starvation for three months: at last they got so voracious and wild with hunger, that one boy, who was tall for his age, and hadn't been used to that sort of thing (for his father had kept a small cook-shop), hinted darkly to his companions, that unless he had another basin of gruel per diem, he was afraid he might some night happen to eat the boy who slept next him, who happened to be a weakly youth of tender age.
The gruel disappeared; the boys whispered each other, and winked at Oliver; while his next neighbours nudged him.
The master aimed a blow at Oliver's head with the ladle; pinioned him in his arm; and shrieked aloud for the beadle.
Oliver was ordered into instant confinement; and a bill was next morning pasted on the outside of the gate, offering a reward of five pounds to anybody who would take Oliver Twist off the hands of the parish.
As I purpose to show in the sequel whether the white waistcoated gentleman was right or not, I should perhaps mar the interest of this narrative (supposing it to possess any at all), if I ventured to hint just yet, whether the life of Oliver Twist had this violent termination or no.
The health visitor examined Oliver and struggled to find the usual 'soft spot' that babies have on their heads, so referred Oliver for further examination.
At 44, Oliver comes off more like a pleasant, world-weary high school teacher.
The jewellery designer said: "Some people might feel sorry for us but I feel like the luckiest mum in the world - I still have Oliver with us - he might not have any hands or feet but he is still my smiley, brave little boy.
On Tuesday, KPMG were appointed administrators of the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group, which opened its first restaurant, Fifteen, in 2002.
Oliver will succeed Tony Brandon, who has led the station since 2002.