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It is said (perhaps apocryphally) that when his body was returned to England for burial, friends removed his heart and buried it in Greece.
Years later, it would become apocryphally known as "Oscar Deutsch Entertains our Nation".
Maar van maakbaarheid moet de natuur het wel hebben.' Notice how van Beusekom speaks, without hesitation, of 'makeable nature', thereby echoing the famous dictum, apocryphally attributed to both Voltaire and Descartes: 'God created the world, except for The Netherlands.
had frequently seen her drunk in Pasadena and fretted about her influence over his son; apocryphally, C.
Dorothy Parker once famously, but perhaps apocryphally, said of a performance by the young Katherine Hepburn that she had run 'the gamut of emotions from A to B'.
In the words that are apocryphally attributed to Mark Twain, "history does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme".
Willie Sutton was a bank robber who apocryphally stated that he robbed banks "because that's where the money is."
It is even possible that federal and provincial governments might silently conclude, as was once apocryphally attributed to President Andrew Jackson when the Cherokee Nation succeeded in establishing title before the United States Supreme Court: (157) Chief Justice McLachlin has made her decision--now let her enforce it.
In Taiwan, Taoyuan pig was recorded apocryphally to have been introduced from Guangdong province of China to Taiwan by emigrants in the period 1877 to 1887 (Chyr et al., 2001; Zheng and Zhu, 2013).
It is no surprise that commentators talk apocryphally of a planet of slums and the coming age of urban guerrilla warfare.
The story is told, perhaps apocryphally, of a meeting that one of Kelso's investment banking partners arranged between Kelso and Barron Hilton, the hotel magnate (Paris Hilton's grandfather).
That political history is entirely apt for a border town that passed between English and Scottish hands 13 times (and was, apocryphally, at war with Russia for centuries).