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 (mə-kär′thē), Joseph Raymond 1908-1957.
American politician. A US senator from Wisconsin (1947-1957), he presided over the permanent subcommittee on investigations and held public hearings in which he accused army officials, members of the media, and public figures of being Communists. His charges were never proved, and he was censured by the Senate in 1954.


, Mary Therese 1912-1989.
American writer noted for her sharp literary criticism and satirical fiction, including the novels The Groves of Academe (1952) and The Group (1963).


1. (Biography) Cormac. born 1933, US writer; his novels include Suttree (1979), Blood Meridian (1985), All the Pretty Horses (1992), No Country for Old Men (2005) and The Road (2006)
2. (Biography) Joseph R(aymond). 1908–57, US Republican senator, who led (1950-54) the notorious investigations of alleged Communist infiltration into the US government
3. (Biography) Mary (Therese). 1912–89, US novelist and critic; her works include The Group (1963)


(məˈkɑr θi)

1. Joseph R(aymond), 1909–57, U.S. politician.
2. Mary (Therese), 1912–89, U.S. novelist.
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Noun1.McCarthy - United States satirical novelist and literary critic (1912-1989)
2.McCarthy - United States politician who unscrupulously accused many citizens of being Communists (1908-1957)
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Ruth MacCarthy, 24, who is trained by nine-time gold medal winning Paralympian Lee Pearson, will work as a legal assistant in the firm's equine law division with fellow dressage rider and head of department Jacqui Fulton.
The free wi-fi stats and trends application is a huge time saver for both the general public and AnchorFree," said Ryan MacCarthy, Director of Web Products at AnchorFree.
The long lay-off between the provincial final and the semi-final is something successive Munster champions have struggled to deal with in recent years but Bergin insists Tipp's thoughts will remain trained on recapturing the Liam MacCarthy Cup after a five-year absence.
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Songs by Eric Bogle (Leaving Nancy); Jimmy MacCarthy (Bright Blue Rose and Ride On); Phil Colclough (Song for Ireland); Frank and Sean O'Meara (Grace); Ron Hynes (Sonny's Dream); Phil Coulter (Steal Away); Gerry Rafferty (Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway); and Bill Caddick (John O'Dreams) are superbly and sensitively performed by Diarmuid O'Leary.