Ernie


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Ernie

(ˈɜːnɪ)
n
(Banking & Finance) (in Britain) a machine that randomly selects winning numbers of Premium Bonds
[C20: acronym of Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment]
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References in classic literature ?
MY DEAR AUNT ERNIE, - At last I have a chance of sending you a letter - and, this time at any rate, you won't have to complain about my sending you no news.
Aunt Ernie, I shall never forget how I felt when I saw them come creeping through the long, rough grass with their beastly spears all poised ready to throw.
In the first episode of Who Do You Think You Are?'s 16th series, Daniel looks into Ernie's life, and is given a number of letters to and from Ernie, including love letters from 'Jeannie'.
The Harry Potter star becomes emotional after he learns about Ernie as he films of BBC1's Who Do You Think You Are?
that Ernie McDowell was one of great-great-grandmother Flo's four brothers who went off to fight.
Ernie's mobility scooter, which he relied on for his independence due to his lack of mobility, was stored inside the car and was also taken -- and has never been recovered.
ERNIE is the pet name for the Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment used to select winners of the Premium Bond scheme which had been introduced by Harold Macmillan's Government in 1956.
Five-month-old Ernie, the grandson of Rushall Olympic's chairman John Allen, died on March 5 this year.
Ernie, from Tudhoe Village, first took to the air in 1962 at the old RAF station at Middleton St George in a gyrocopter he built in a prefab in his garden.
Ernie started a half-a-century's association with the fight game when he took his sons Kevin and David to box at Childwall ABC (later to become Wavertree ABC).