McCarthy


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Mc·Car·thy

 (mə-kär′thē), Joseph Raymond 1908-1957.
American politician. A US senator from Wisconsin (1947-1957), he presided over the permanent subcommittee on investigations and held public hearings in which he accused army officials, members of the media, and public figures of being Communists. His charges were never proved, and he was censured by the Senate in 1954.

McCarthy

, Mary Therese 1912-1989.
American writer noted for her sharp literary criticism and satirical fiction, including the novels The Groves of Academe (1952) and The Group (1963).

McCarthy

(məˈkɑːθɪ)
n
1. (Biography) Cormac. born 1933, US writer; his novels include Suttree (1979), Blood Meridian (1985), All the Pretty Horses (1992), No Country for Old Men (2005) and The Road (2006)
2. (Biography) Joseph R(aymond). 1908–57, US Republican senator, who led (1950-54) the notorious investigations of alleged Communist infiltration into the US government
3. (Biography) Mary (Therese). 1912–89, US novelist and critic; her works include The Group (1963)

Mc•Car•thy

(məˈkɑr θi)

n.
1. Joseph R(aymond), 1909–57, U.S. politician.
2. Mary (Therese), 1912–89, U.S. novelist.
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Noun1.McCarthy - United States satirical novelist and literary critic (1912-1989)
2.McCarthy - United States politician who unscrupulously accused many citizens of being Communists (1908-1957)
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"On June 3rd, that is, on Monday last, McCarthy left his house at Hatherley about three in the afternoon and walked down to the Boscombe Pool, which is a small lake formed by the spreading out of the stream which runs down the Boscombe Valley.
James McCarthy, the only son of the deceased, was then called and gave evidence as follows: 'I had been away from home for three days at Bristol, and had only just returned upon the morning of last Monday, the 3rd.
"I see," said I as I glanced down the column, "that the coroner in his concluding remarks was rather severe upon young McCarthy. He calls attention, and with reason, to the discrepancy about his father having signalled to him before seeing him, also to his refusal to give details of his conversation with his father, and his singular account of his father's dying words.
McCarthy was very anxious that there should be a marriage between us.
McCarthy was in favour of it." A quick blush passed over her fresh young face as Holmes shot one of his keen, questioning glances at her.
McCarthy was the only man alive who had known dad in the old days in Victoria."
"I think that I see my way to clearing James McCarthy," said Holmes.
And then the incident of the grey cloth seen by young McCarthy. If that were true the murderer must have dropped some part of his dress, presumably his overcoat, in his flight, and must have had the hardihood to return and to carry it away at the instant when the son was kneeling with his back turned not a dozen paces off.
I think that that bit of news has consoled young McCarthy for all that he has suffered."
I called McCarthy, one of the French garcons , and asked him the cause of the conflict.
"Originally from Mattawamkeag, Maine, he said," continued McCarthy, "and he wouldn't stand for no knockin' the place."
"O'Toole or McCarthy would suit your mug a damn sight better.