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Bel·loc(bĕl′ŏk′, -ək), Hilaire Full name Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc. 1870-1953.
French-born British writer. Considered a master of light English prose, he was also known widely for his droll verse, especially The Bad Child's Book of Beasts (1896).
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(Biography) Hilaire (ˈhɪlɛə, hɪˈlɛə). 1870–1953, British poet, essayist, and historian, born in France, noted particularly for his verse for children in The Bad Child's Book of Beasts (1896) and Cautionary Tales (1907)
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Bel•loc(ˈbɛl ək, -ɒk)
Hi•laire (hɪˈlɛər) 1870–1953, English author, born in France.
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