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an act of parrying, esp (in fencing) using a stroke or circular motion of the blade
1. Sir (Charles) Hubert (Hastings). 1848--1918, English composer, noted esp for his choral works
2. Sir William Edward. 1790--1855, English arctic explorer, who searched for the Northwest Passage (1819--25) and attempted to reach the North Pole (1827)
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