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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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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.
Bruce looks at it too, and sees the writing as plainly as can be, in these words: 'Steer to the nor'-west.
Again he paused to kiss his hand to the memory of her, and Slim, alias Bruce Cadogan Cavendish, took advantage to interject:
To this both Chauncey Delarouse and Bruce Cadogan Cavendish nodded prompt affirmation.
Bruce, Governor Pinchback, and many others, were strong, upright, useful men.
You may have heard of my firm, The Coulson & Bruce Company of Jersey City.
The paper was stamped American Embassy,' and it was the digest of several opinions as to the effect of the new patent law upon the import of articles manufactured under processes controlled by the Coulson & Bruce syndicate.
That was Bruce Anstey, the Englishman who whipped him.
sat upon the throne, there lived a learned gentleman called Sir Robert Bruce Cotton.
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.
The example of Robert Bruce will absolve you, sire.
He mused over the glory of the Mungo Parks, the Bruces, the Caillies, the Levaillants, and to some extent, I verily believe, of Selkirk (Robinson Crusoe), whom he considered in no wise inferior to the rest.