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 (lē′kŏk′), Stephen Butler 1869-1944.
Canadian economist who is best remembered for his humorous writing, contained in volumes such as Literary Lapses (1910) and Nonsense Novels (1911).
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(Biography) Stephen Butler. 1869–1944, Canadian humorist and economist: his comic works include Literary Lapses (1910) and Frenzied Fiction (1917)
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(ˈli kɒk)

Stephen (Butler), 1869–1944, Canadian humorist and economist.
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West said Leacock, Simmons and Bishop had also made quite an impression already.
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The Little Opera Company has an impressive, 21-year record of showcasing local talent, maintaining that tradition by opening its 2016/17 season with the world premiere of Winnipeg composer Neil Weisensel's Merry Christmas, Stephen Leacock. The four-show production at the Canadian Mennonite University's Laudamus Auditorium last December was directed by Donna Fletcher, with Weisensel, who also penned Vancouver Opera's acclaimed Stickboy in 2014, leading the five-piece string orchestra, including two celli.
Editors Merklein, Duflou, Leacock, Micari, and Hagenah present students, academics, researchers, and professionals working in a wide variety of contexts with a collection of peer-reviewed academic articles and scholarly papers selected from research presented at the sixteenth International Conference on Sheet Metal held in March of 2015 in Erlangen-NErnberg, Germany.
The abrupt chapters and relaxed account of the marches, jail, and resistance work to Leacock and Buckley's disadvantage in relaying the story to an audience in need of powerful stories about survival during a time of great upheaval in the south.
CRAWLEY TOWN Last time out (4-4-1-1): Jamie Ashdown; Lanre Oyebanjo, Dean Leacock, Joe Walsh, Mat Sadler; Jimmy Smith, Marvin Elliott, Keith Keane, Gwion Edwards; Josh Simpson (69mins, Josh Wright), Izale McLeod (71 mins, Matt Harrold).
Sam Baldock put Bristol City ahead after Dean Leacock was pulled up for holding Aden Flint, but Alan Sheehan responded after Marvin Elliott was judged to have grabbed Leacock.
That lasted just a minute as Dean Leacock got in the way of Matty Dolan's clearance and the ball bounced into the net off him.
Two goals from Luke James and a Jack Baldwin strike secured a home win with Dean Leacock and Ronan Murray replying for County.