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Thorpe

 (thôrp), James Francis Known as "Jim." 1887?-1953.
American athlete. A Native American, Thorpe won the decathlon and pentathlon in the 1912 Olympics but was disqualified because he had played professional baseball. He later had a successful career playing professional football and baseball. His Olympic medals were restored in 1982.

Thorpe

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1. (Biography) Ian. born 1982, Australian swimmer; won three gold medals at the 2000 Olympic Games, six gold medals at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, and two gold medals at the 2004 Olympic Games.
2. (Biography) James Francis. 1888–1953, American football player and athlete: Olympic pentathlon and decathlon champion (1912)
3. (Biography) Jeremy. born 1929, British politician; leader of the Liberal party (1967–76)

Thorpe

(θɔrp)

n.
James Francis ( “Jim” ), 1888–1953, U.S. athlete.
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Thorpe herself, of her past adventures and sufferings, which might otherwise be expected to occupy the three or four following chapters; in which the worthlessness of lords and attornies might be set forth, and conversations, which had passed twenty years before, be minutely repeated.
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Hilton Cubitt, of Riding Thorpe Manor, Norfolk, is very anxious to know.
I'll begin at the time of my marriage last year, but I want to say first of all that, though I'm not a rich man, my people have been at Riding Thorpe for a matter of five centuries, and there is no better known family in the County of Norfolk.
Would that I had some brighter ending to communicate to my readers, but these are the chronicles of fact, and I must follow to their dark crisis the strange chain of events which for some days made Riding Thorpe Manor a household word through the length and breadth of England.
We are going to Riding Thorpe Manor," said he, "but we have heard nothing of what has passed there.
Fast spread the tidings from thorpe to thorpe and from castle to castle, that the old game was afoot once more, and the lions and lilies to be in the field with the early spring.