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Whittington

(ˈwɪtɪŋtən)
n
(Biography) Richard, known as Dick. died 1423, English merchant, three times mayor of London. According to legend, he walked to London at the age of 13 with his cat and was prevented from leaving again only by the call of the church bells
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Whit•ting•ton

(ˈʰwɪt ɪŋ tən, ˈwɪt-)

n.
Richard ( “Dick” ), 1358?–1423, Lord Mayor of London, England.
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As for the animal that made the fortune of the ex-lord-mayor Whittington, I shall never forget the day that I was lying in the house about noon, everybody else being fast asleep; and happening to raise my eyes, met those of a big black spectral cat, which sat erect in the doorway, looking at me with its frightful goggling green orbs, like one of those monstrous imps that torment some of Teniers' saints!
He went through Islington; strode up the hill at Highgate on which stands the stone in honour of Whittington; turned down to Highgate Hill, unsteady of purpose, and uncertain where to go; struck off to the right again, almost as soon as he began to descend it; and taking the foot-path across the fields, skirted Caen Wood, and so came on Hampstead Heath.
The principal function of this retainer was to quarrel with the cook; in which respect he was a perfect Whittington, without his cat, or the remotest chance of being made Lord Mayor.
Since the time of noble Whittington, fair flower of merchants, bells have come to have less sympathy with humankind.
Mrs Merdle had written to this magnificent spouse of hers, whom it was heresy to regard as anything less than all the British Merchants since the days of Whittington rolled into one, and gilded three feet deep all over--had written to this spouse of hers, several letters from Rome, in quick succession, urging upon him with importunity that now or never was the time to provide for Edmund Sparkler.
Simon (the younger brother and sister of the bridegroom), and Lady Alicia Whittington. The whole party proceeded afterwards to the house of Mr.
"The whole road has been reminding me of my name-sake Whittington," said Richard, "and that waggon is the finishing touch.
These polemicists have so corrupted originalism by associating it with reactionary ideology and partisan politics that, in Keith Whittington's words, "the task now is to convince critics to take [it] seriously again" (p.
The core of Whittington's thesis is, first, that originalism is required by the very nature of a written constitution and second, that a jurisprudence of original intent best accommodates popular sovereignty.
- Jordano's Marketplace is" Santa Barbara, said Sandy Whittington, general merchandising manager.
Whittington of the University of Cambridge in England and his then-student Briggs finally put the pieces of the puzzle together.
In this article, Ray Whittington, CPA, director of audit research at the American Institute of CPAs, New York, focuses on the use of analytical procedures in substantive testing, particularly when they're combined with tests of details for a particular assertion.