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alcoholic drink made of pears, similar in taste to cider
1. Fred(erick John). 1909--95, English tennis and table-tennis player; world singles table-tennis champion (1929); Wimbledon singles champion (1934--36)
2. Grayson. born 1960, British potter. A transvestite, he won the Turner Prize (2003).
3. Matthew Calbraith. 1794--1858, US naval officer, who led a naval expedition to Japan that obtained a treaty (1854) opening up Japan to western trade
4. his brother, Oliver Hazard. 1785--1819, US naval officer. His defeat of a British squadron on Lake Erie (1813) was the turning point in the War of 1812, leading to the recapture of Detroit
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In England, a sudden, heavy fall of rain; a squall, sometimes referred to as “half a gale.”
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