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n.1.(Zool.) A fire-backed pheasant. See Fireback.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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How does Lord Macartney go on?"--opening a volume on the table and then taking up some others.
Now Mr Hyson's application for an operator's licence has been refused by Traffic Commissioner Brigadier Tom Macartney. Brig Macartney said he believed Mr Hyson was a front for Rush Travel.
The election was called after the death of the SNP's Allan Macartney - who won it with a 31,227 majority.
The world of politics last night paid tribute to SNP deputy leader Dr Allan Macartney, who died after a heart attack yesterday at his home in Aberdeen.
Team Wear Scotland director Alan Macartney is also pleased to be supplying BOFA for their looming East of Scotland season.
After a failed diplomatic mission to China in 1793, British negotiator George Macartney compared the ruling Qing dynasty to an aging warship, kept afloat only by the efforts of "able and vigilant officers".
The sergeant who compiled the clips was asked by defence counsel Brian Macartney if he knew "they were tooled up with an iron bar".
| 8: A collection of The Beatles memorabilia including the signatures of Paul Macartney, John Lennon and George Harrison, signed on Cavern Club notepaper - includes a matchstick used by John Lennon used to prop up his microphone.
The pupils took part in the Aspiration Course at the Outdoor Education Centre on the picturesque Scottish island and headteacher Gillian Macartney said the experience has proven its worth with her pupils' exam results.
During the long 19th century--from the Macartney mission in 1793 to the abdication of the last Qing emperor in February 1912--he says, domestic trouble like population growth, economic stagnation, and military over-extension intersected in new ways with international challenges like the rise of the British Empire, the spread of capitalism, and the appearance of Western international law to produce a palpable sense of crisis among Qing officials.
Second year A-level drama students split into four groups to creatively adapt four plays - The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald, Misery by Stephen King, She's Leaving Home by Lennon & MaCartney and The Fountain of Fair Fortune by JK Rowling.