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 (lĕn′ərd), Ray Charles Known as "Sugar Ray." Born 1956.
American boxer who won the 1976 Olympic light welterweight title. He held five world titles as both a welterweight and middleweight between 1979 and 1987.
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1. (Biography) Sugar Ray, real name Ray Charles Leonard. born 1956, US boxer: the first man to have won world titles at five officially recognized weights
2. (Biography) Elmore. 1925–2013, US novelist and screenwriter, noted for westerns and thrillers. His works include 3:10 to Yuma (filmed 1957, 2007), Get Shorty (1990; filmed 1996), and Rum Punch (1992) filmed as Jackie Brown (1997) by Quentin Tarantino
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(ˈlɛn ərd)
Walter Fenn (Buck), 1907–97, U.S. baseball player.
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Noun1.Leonard - United States writer of thrillers (born in 1925)
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The boy, Leonard Bast, stood at the extreme verge of gentility.
Dealtry, a fellow clerk, passed on, and Leonard stood wondering whether he would take the tram as far as a penny would take him, or whether he would walk.
You see, it's this way: I'm giving supper to-night to a girl who's in that show at the Forty-ninth Street Theatre, a Miss Leonard, and she insists on bringing a pal.
Nutty and Bill had been there a few minutes when Miss Daisy Leonard arrived with her friend.
This was a man of letters, named Leonard Upjohn, whom Philip had met once or twice with Cronshaw in the cafes of the Quarter.
His decision to come to England was caused directly by an announcement from Leonard Upjohn that a publisher had consented to print the poems.
Leonard Quinton, the poet, had himself most carefully arranged this effect; and it is doubtful whether he so perfectly expressed his personality in any of his poems.
"Poor Leonard can get a little peace now," he added to Father Brown; "he's locked in all by himself for an hour or two."
Leonard's, Shoreditch, contains Christian names which appear to have been chosen with reference to the heroines of Shakespeare; and the record of burials bears the name of many an old actor of mark whose remains now lie within the churchyard."
The latter, whose name was Leonard Crane, came straight from a crude and almost cockney office of builders and house agents in the neighboring suburb, sunning itself at the end of a new row of jerry-built houses with plans in very bright colors and notices in very large letters.
Leonard's, they had all turned their steps homewards.
after his signature, observing when he did so, that he was once taught by Leonard Lamb of Finsbury who wrote B.A.