Phelps


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Phelps

(fĕlps), Michael Born 1985.
American swimmer who competed in five Olympic games (2000-2016) and won a total of 28 medals, including 23 gold. He set records for the most gold medals won in a single Olympic games (8 in 2008), for the most Olympic gold medals won in a career, and for the most Olympic medals won in a career.
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Phelps

(fɛlps)
n
(Biography) Michael (Fred). born 1985, US swimmer, who won a record eighteen gold medals at three Olympic Games: six in 2004, eight in 2008, and four in 2012
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During my school-days I had been intimately associated with a lad named Percy Phelps, who was of much the same age as myself, though he was two classes ahead of me.
My dear Watson,--I have no doubt that you can remember "Tadpole" Phelps, who was in the fifth form when you were in the third.
Phelps, sir!' said he, looking at me in bewilderment.
Phelps. Come to the other end of the street and let us see if we can hear of anything.'
Percy Phelps and his nurse looked at Holmes during this demonstration with surprise and a good deal of disappointment written upon their faces.
Phelps is correct in stating that there is no hiding-place either in the room or the corridors, then the person must have come from outside.
Phelps, who started at least twenty minutes after he, got home before her?"
I landed below where I judged was Phelps's place, and hid my bundle in the woods, and then filled up the canoe with water, and loaded rocks into her and sunk her where I could find her again when I wanted her, about a quarter of a mile below a little steam sawmill that was on the bank.
Then I struck up the road, and when I passed the mill I see a sign on it, "Phelps's Sawmill," and when I come to the farm-houses, two or three hundred yards further along, I kept my eyes peeled, but didn't see nobody around, though it was good daylight now.
I went straight out in the country as much as a mile before I stopped; then I doubled back through the woods towards Phelps'.
I think that quite the most touching sight in the Gardens is the two tombstones of Walter Stephen Matthews and Phoebe Phelps. They stand together at the spot where the parishes of Westminster St.
Aside from these there are innumerable smaller meetings, such as that of the instructors in the Phelps Hall Bible Training School, or of the instructors in the agricultural department.