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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).


(Biography) Stephen Butler. 1869–1944, Canadian humorist and economist: his comic works include Literary Lapses (1910) and Frenzied Fiction (1917)


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Stephen (Butler), 1869–1944, Canadian humorist and economist.
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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).
CRAWLEY defender Dean Leacock reckons this result is the perfect confidence booster.
The project will resurface the entire parking lot around the Upper Leacock Township Community Building and along Hillcrest Avenue.
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.
Matty Dolan's clearance then crashed off Dean Leacock as County levelled before James reacted quickest after keeper Bart Bialkowski spilled a shot.
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.
Bialkowski's hurried clearance slammed against Leacock and McDonald snapped up the loose ball to send Moussa through on the left for a crisp finish into the bottom corner.
PARTY TIME: Alex Leacock from Trinidad prepares Liverpool''s street carnival Brouhaha festival Pictures: JASON ROBERTS
It's a blow for the Rams, who are already without defenders Shaun Barker, Jake Buxton, Dean Leacock and Chris Riggott, while Jason Shackell limped out of the Carling Cup loss to Shrewsbury with a back strain.
BARNSLEY 1 DERBY 1 Hammill 48 Leacock 14 ADAM HAMMILL ended his impressive week's work by rescuing a point for Barnsley against struggling Derby.
Set the tone for City with a physical challenge on Derby's Leacock in the opening seconds.