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 (pûr′sē), Sir Henry Known as "Hotspur." 1364-1403.
English soldier who was killed while leading an uprising against Henry IV (1403).


, Walker 1916-1990.
American novelist. Influenced by the European existentialists, his works, including The Moviegoer (1961), explore human alienation.
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1. (Biography) Sir Henry, known as Harry Hotspur. 1364–1403, English rebel, who was killed leading an army against Henry IV
2. (Biography) Thomas. 1729–1811, English bishop and antiquary. His Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (1765) stimulated the interest of Romantic writers in old English and Scottish ballads
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(ˈpɜr si)

1. Sir Henry ( “Hotspur” ), 1364–1403, English military and rebel leader.
2. Thomas, 1729–1811, English bishop, poet, and antiquary.
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Noun1.Percy - United States writer whose novels explored human alienation (1916-1990)
2.Percy - English soldier killed in a rebellion against Henry IV (1364-1403)
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(Rum-ti-foo, Rackety-tackety Tompkin!) I'm not responsible for what Uncle Percy does, nor for anybody else or anything, so there!"
But as he walked up the long aisle to the chapel where the bishops were gathered, John of Gaunt marched by his side, and Lord Percy, Earl Marshal of England, cleared a way for him through the throng of people that filled the church.
But Earl Percy bade him be seated, for as he had much to answer he had need of a soft seat.
One was that of Colonel Cecil Burleigh Essex, the other that of Percy Driscoll.
Percy Driscoll had worn himself out in trying to save his great speculative landed estate, and had died without succeeding.
It was Percy who greeted her to-day as she entered the flat.
Percy vanished into the dining-room with a shattering squeal of pleasure.
Back in West Kensington a rich smell of dinner would be floating through the flat; the cook, watching the boiling cabbage, would be singing A Few More Years Shall Roll; her mother would be sighing; and her little brother Percy would be employed upon some juvenile deviltry, the exact nature of which it was not possible to conjecture, though one could be certain that it would be something involving a deafening noise.
Lieutenant Harold Percy Smith-Oldwick, Royal Air Service, was on reconnaissance.
Therefore Lieutenant Harold Percy Smith-Oldwick flew low toward the west, searching with keen eyes for signs of a Hun army.
Lieutenant Harold Percy Smith-Oldwick was fair-hatred, blue-eyed, and slender, with a rosy, boyish face that might have been molded more by an environment of luxury, indolence, and ease than the more strenuous exigencies of life's sterner requirements.
The concentrated gaze of a hidden observer provokes a warning sensation of nervous unrest in such as these, but though twenty pairs of savage eyes were gazing fixedly at Lieutenant Harold Percy Smith-Oldwick, the fact aroused no responsive sensation of impending danger in his placid breast.

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