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Bruce

 (bro͞os), Blanche Kelso 1841-1898.
American political leader who was the first African-American politician to serve a full term in the US Senate (1875-1881).

Bruce

, Sir David 1855-1931.
Australian-born British physician and bacteriologist known for his description (1887) of the bacterium that causes undulant fever, or brucellosis.

Bruce

, Lenny Originally Leonard Alfred Schneider. 1926-1966.
American comedian whose scathing, often obscene humor strongly influenced later comics.

Bruce

, Robert the
See Robert I2.

Bruce

, Stanley Melbourne First Viscount Bruce of Melbourne. 1883-1967.
Australian politician who was prime minister (1923-1929) and a delegate (1933-1936) to the League of Nations.

Bruce

(bruːs)
n
1. (Biography) James. 1730–94, British explorer, who discovered the source of the Blue Nile (1770)
2. (Biography) Lenny. 1925–66, US comedian, whose satirical sketches, esp of the sexual attitudes of his contemporaries, brought him prosecutions for obscenity, but are now regarded as full of insight as well as wit
3. (Biography) Robert the Bruce. See Robert I
4. (Biography) Stanley Melbourne, 1st Viscount Bruce of Melbourne. 1883–1967, Australian statesman; prime minister, in coalition with Sir Earle Page's Country Party, of Australia (1923–29)

Bruce

(bruːs)
n
Brit a jocular name for an Australian man

Bruce

(brus)

n.
1. Sir David, 1855–1931, Australian physician.
2. Lenny (Leonard Schneider), 1926–66, U.S. comedian.
3. Robert, Robert I (def. 2).
4. Stanley Melbourne (1st Viscount Bruce of Melbourne), 1883–1967, prime minister of Australia 1923–29.
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Noun1.Bruce - Australian physician and bacteriologist who described the bacterium that causes undulant fever or brucellosis (1855-1931)
2.Bruce - king of Scotland from 1306 to 1329Bruce - king of Scotland from 1306 to 1329; defeated the English army under Edward II at Bannockburn and gained recognition of Scottish independence (1274-1329)
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When that man there, Bruce Dunlap, had most worried the life and sense out of Uncle Silas till at last he plumb lost his mind and hit this other blatherskite, his brother, with a club, I reckon he seen his chance.
The example of Robert Bruce will absolve you, sire.
After I had graduated I continued to devote myself to research, occupying a minor position in King's College Hospital, and I was fortunate enough to excite considerable interest by my research into the pathology of catalepsy, and finally to win the Bruce Pinkerton prize and medal by the monograph on nervous lesions to which your friend has just alluded.
Bruce, Governor Pinchback, and many others, were strong, upright, useful men.
He has a thirst for travelling; perhaps he may turn out a Bruce or a Mungo Park," said Mr.
You may have heard of my firm, The Coulson & Bruce Company of Jersey City.
Well, you must know, Bruce was mate of a bark at the time I'm speaking of, and he was on a voyage from Liverpool to New Brunswick.
sat upon the throne, there lived a learned gentleman called Sir Robert Bruce Cotton.
Again he paused to kiss his hand to the memory of her, and Slim, alias Bruce Cadogan Cavendish, took advantage to interject:
I may remark, that in Abyssinia the elephant, according to Bruce, when it cannot reach with its proboscis the branches, deeply scores with its tusks the trunk of the tree, up and down and all round, till it is sufficiently weakened to be broken down.
That was Bruce Anstey, the Englishman who whipped him.
I can tell you about Richard Coeur-de-Lion and Saladin, and about William Wallace and Robert Bruce and James Douglas,--I know no end.