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Haley   /hˈeɪli/   Listen
Haley

noun
1.
United States rock singer who was one of the first to popularize rock'n'roll music (1925-1981).  Synonyms: Bill Haley, William John Clifton Haley Jr..
2.
United States writer and Afro-American who wrote a fictionalized account of tracing his family roots back to Africa (1921-1992).  Synonym: Alex Haley.






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"Haley" Quotes from Famous Books



... never been invited into the machine-shop—had, indeed, been denied admittance, as had all others, with one exception, a skilled metal worker, of whom no one knew anything except that his name was Haley and his habit silence. But in my spiritual exaltation, discretion and civility were alike forgotten and I opened the door. What I saw took all philosophical speculation out of me ...
— Can Such Things Be? • Ambrose Bierce

... leaders: Republican Party, Haley BARBOUR, national committee chairman and Jeanie AUSTIN, co-chairman; Democratic Party, David C. WILHELM, national committee chairman; several other groups or ...
— The 1996 CIA Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... HALEY, J. EVETTS. Fort Concho and the Texas Frontier, San Angelo Standard-Times, San Angelo, Texas, 1952. Mainly a history of military activities against Comanches and other tribes, laced with homilies on the free enterprise virtues ...
— Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest • J. Frank Dobie

... Nelson Haley, coming out of the new graded school, of which he was the very capable and unusually beloved principal, owned this particular pair of eyes. He hastened his steps to the corner of the cross street on which the schoolhouse ...
— The Mission of Janice Day • Helen Beecher Long

... wor a flare-up at Booith-Taan Hall that neet! It had been gein aat 'at they'd to be a meetin' held to elect a new Lord-Mayor, for New-Taan, Booith-Taan, an' th' Haley Hill, on which particular occashun, ale ud be supplied at Tuppence a pint upstairs. Ther wor a rare muster an' a gooid deeal o' argyfyin' tuk place abaat who shud be th' chearman. But one on 'em—a sly old fox—had kept standin' o' th' floor sidlin' abaat woll ...
— Yorkshire Ditties, Second Series - To which is added The Cream of Wit and Humour - from his Popular Writings • John Hartley

... outskirts of the miserable business section, noticing that a couple of the shops were still open. It had probably been years since any had dared risk it after the sun went down. And the slow, doubtful respect on the faces of the citizens as they nodded to him was even more proof that Haley's system was working. Gordon nodded to a couple, and they grinned faintly at him. Damn it, Mars ...
— Police Your Planet • Lester del Rey



Words linked to "Haley" :   rock star, author, Bill Haley, writer



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