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(ˈklɪf ərd)
Clark McAdams, 1910–98, U.S. statesman.
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He has had but little sunshine in his life,--poor Clifford, --and, oh, what a black shadow.
Dear Clifford," said Hepzibah, in the tone with which one soothes a wayward infant, "this is our cousin Phoebe,--little Phoebe Pyncheon,--Arthur's only child, you know.
Come, dear Clifford, take this chair," said Hepzibah, leading him to his place.
There is nothing but love, here, Clifford," she added,--"nothing but love
So long estranged from what was lovely as Clifford had been, she rejoiced--rejoiced, though with a present sigh, and a secret purpose to shed tears in her own chamber that he had brighter objects now before his eyes than her aged and uncomely features.
The favorable excitement derived from this little crimson rose afforded Clifford the brightest moment which he enjoyed at the breakfast-table.
Dear Clifford," said Hepzibah sadly, "you know it cannot be
Yes, dear Clifford, the picture shall be covered," said Hepzibah soothingly.
I have a letter from my brother-in-law, Sir Clifford Williams, of Clifford Hall.
Your word will go the furthest, John," said the master, "for Sir Clifford adds in a postscript, `If I could find a man trained by your John I should like him better than any other;' so, James, lad, think it over, talk to your mother at dinner-time, and then let me know what you wish.
In a few days after this conversation it was fully settled that James should go to Clifford Hall, in a month or six weeks, as it suited his master, and in the meantime he was to get all the practice in driving that could be given to him.
Moreover, at a place in Yorkshire, England, Burton constable by name, a certain sir clifford constable has in his possession the skeleton of a Sperm Whale, but of moderate size, by no means of the full-grown magnitude of my friend King Tranquo's.