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Da·vis

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A city of north-central California west of Sacramento. A branch of the University of California (established 1905) is here.

Davis

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n
1. (Biography) Sir Andrew (Frank). born 1944, British conductor; chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra (1989–2000) and of the Chicago Lyric Opera from 2000
2. (Biography) Bette (ˈbɛtɪ), real name Ruth Elizabeth Davis. 1908–89, US film actress, whose films include Of Human Bondage (1934), Jezebel (1938) for which she won an Oscar, All About Eve (1950), Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), The Nanny (1965), and The Whales of August (1987)
3. (Biography) Sir Colin (Rex). 1927–2013, English conductor, noted for his interpretation of the music of Berlioz
4. (Biography) Jefferson. 1808–89, president of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War (1861–65)
5. (Biography) Joe. 1901–78, English billiards and snooker player: world champion from 1927 to 1946
6. (Biography) John. Also called: John Davys. ?1550–1605, English navigator: discovered the Falkland Islands (1592); searched for a Northwest Passage
7. (Biography) Miles (Dewey). 1926–91, US jazz trumpeter and composer
8. (Biography) Steve. born 1957, English snooker player: world champion 1981, 1983–84, 1987–89

Da•vis

(ˈdeɪ vɪs)

n.
1. Bet•te (ˈbɛt i) (Ruth Elizabeth Davis), 1908-89, U.S. film actress.
2. Jefferson, 1808–89, president of the Confederate States of America 1861–65.
3. Miles (Dewey, Jr.), 1926–91, U.S. jazz trumpeter.
4. Sammy, Jr., 1925–90, U.S. singer and entertainer.
5. Stuart, 1894–1964, U.S. painter and illustrator.
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Noun1.Davis - English navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage (1550-1605)Davis - English navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage (1550-1605)
2.Davis - United States painter who developed an American version of cubism (1894-1964)Davis - United States painter who developed an American version of cubism (1894-1964)
3.Davis - United States jazz musicianDavis - United States jazz musician; noted for his trumpet style (1926-1991)
4.Davis - American statesmanDavis - American statesman; president of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War (1808-1889)
5.Davis - United States tennis player who donated the Davis Cup for international team tennis competition (1879-1945)
6.Davis - United States film actress (1908-1989)Davis - United States film actress (1908-1989)
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lt;B World snooker champion Fred Davis with his daughter Lynne at his hotel in Llandudno on September 19, 1957
The old pros like John Pulman, Fred Davis and John Spencer, they were playing in working men's clubs for PS40 a night, they were entertainers.
When Fred Davis beat Walter Donaldson in 1948, it was 84-61 in the final.
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On two occasions Fred Davis served as interim president of the college.
The architect of the ad is well known Republican media strategist Fred Davis, who has advised presidential campaigns and is known for pushing the envelope.
There's little wrong with the form of the Redskins' 27-23 defeat at Super Bowl champions the Giants last week, when they went close to a dramatic win although tight end Fred Davis was lost for the season.
If Paul can beat out the veteran Chris Cooley, the Redskins could feature a dual tight end line that pairs the former wide receiver with Fred Davis.
Code Advisors, co-founded by Fred Davis, Michael Marquez and Quincy Smith, is a registered broker-dealer with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
In the following season he famously scored a marvellous volley past title rivals Bournemouth's goalkeeper Fred Davis, also up the Holte End, to give Villa a 2-1 win in front of 48,110.
One Republican admaker known for taking risks is Fred Davis, who has made his share of trailer-like campaign spots and over-the-top imagery.