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whittle

Brit dialect a knife, esp a large one

Whittle

Sir Frank. 1907--96, English engineer, who invented the jet engine for aircraft; flew first British jet aircraft (1941)
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At a meeting of the town council Councillor Whittle was elected to return to the role he held for two years before Councillor Onions was elected mayor.
Laura Clements reports HE didn't know it yet, but over the next nine days, Mark Whittle would sleep for just 19 hours, lose a stone in weight and make some lifelong friends along the way.
Mr Whittle and his wife Catherine had ordered a taxi in Nottingham after a charity bike ride.
"We are thrilled to partner with Prime and enthusiastic about the opportunities ahead of us," says Don Sturdivant, chairman of Brook & Whittle and operating partner at Snow Phipps.
Lee James Bromilow, 26, and Jack Whittle, 27, admitted carrying the weapons during a fight at the Central Hotel in Shotton, Flintshire, in January.
Whittle has joined the firm as a Shareholder in the Worker's Compensation Department.
??Brook and Whittle Holdings, Corp., majority owned by private equity firm Snow Phipps, has invested in Prime Package and Label Co., L.L.C., a supplier of pressure sensitive, shrink sleeve and heat transfer labels, the company said.
22 October 2018 - New York, US-based Brook and Whittle Holdings, Corp.
CREW: J Whittle (2)-Skipper/ Navigator (1), B Ratcliff (47), T Whittle (1), K Ratcliff, M Ryan, D Salter (9), R Moore, P Townend.
New Tory MSP Brian Whittle has admitted people who paid him to hear Bill Clinton speak will never get their money back.
I WAS pleased to see that you covered the 75th Anniversary of the first flight of the Gloster Whittle E28/39 in Saturday's Telegraph especially as I have a great interest in Frank Whittle as my father was at school with him in Leamington Spa.