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Percy,

family name of dukes and earls of NorthumberlandNorthumberland
, county (1991 pop. 300,600), 2,019 sq mi (5,229 sq km), NE England; administratively, Northumberland is a unitary authority (since 2009). Northernmost of the English counties, it is separated from Scotland by the Cheviot Hills and the Tweed River, and borders on
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. See Northumberland, Algernon Percy, 10th earl ofNorthumberland, Algernon Percy, 10th earl of
, 1602–68, English nobleman. He was created Baron Percy in 1626 and succeeded his father as earl in 1632.
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; Northumberland, Henry Percy, 1st earl ofNorthumberland, Henry Percy, 1st earl of,
1342–1408, English nobleman. He fought in France in the Hundred Years War, became warden of the Scottish Marches, and was a supporter of John Wyclif.
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; Northumberland, Henry Percy, 4th earl ofNorthumberland, Henry Percy, 4th earl of,
1446–89, English nobleman. When his father, the 3d earl, was killed fighting in the Lancastrian army at Towton (1461), he was imprisoned by Edward IV and the earldom
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; Northumberland, Hugh Percy, 2d duke ofNorthumberland, Hugh Percy, 2d duke of,
1742–1817, British general. He fought on the Continent in the Seven Years War and, although he disapproved of the war against the colonists in America, served there
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; Northumberland, Thomas Percy, 7th earl ofNorthumberland, Thomas Percy, 7th earl of,
1528–72, English nobleman. He was the nephew and heir of the childless 6th earl but did not succeed on the latter's death (1537) because his father had been attainted for
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Percy

personification of “sissy.” [Pop. Culture: Misc.]

Percy

1. Sir Henry, known as Harry Hotspur. 1364--1403, English rebel, who was killed leading an army against Henry IV
2. Thomas. 1729--1811, English bishop and antiquary. His Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (1765) stimulated the interest of Romantic writers in old English and Scottish ballads
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Percy, in his essay "Stoicism in the South," suggests this might be racially influenced, that "there is nothing atypical about Faulkner's crying the South's guilt to the high heavens one moment and the next condoning street fighting to perpetuate it.
Julia lives for months in the same clothes and takes opportunities to wash them when Val has left the house and Percy is secluded in his room listening to music and reading books.
Percy was an investment broker at Paine Webber in Worcester for 41 years, retiring in 2002.
Literary icon Walker Percy is mostly remembered as a philosophical and Catholic novelist.
What does Percy mean when he says "it would make their hearts bleed"?
We could see Percy throwing water over himself but we just couldn't get in.
Handsome extrovert Percy (Daniel Bragderyd) and more awkward Ulf (Hampus Nystrom), the narrator, seal their friendship as blood brothers at pic's outset.
This 35-minute, full-color, animated, enthusiastically recommended DID features six new stories of the inhabitants of Sodar Island including Percy Gets It Right; Something Fishy; What's the Matter with Henry; The Old Bridge; Trusty Rusty; and Bill, Ben & Fergus.
Moreover, the insights he presents are most persuasive not only about the subjects identified in the title but also other writers with whom Flannery O'Connor and Walker Percy were associated or to whom they might be compared.
And needless to say, Percy and Holly were very sweet and the food was excellent.
Simon knows that Theresa has not dropped the Caucasian bomb and, of course, Mac's expressions when Percy discovers that his baby loves a white boy are priceless.

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