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1. bailey, pearl bailey, pearl mae bailey

United States singer (1918-1990)

2. bailey, nathan bailey, nathaniel bailey

English lexicographer who was the first to treat etymology consistently; his work was used as a reference by Samuel Johnson (died in 1742)

3. bailey

the outer courtyard of a castle

4. bailey

the outer defensive wall that surrounds the outer courtyard of a castle

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the outermost wall or court of a castle
David. born 1938, English photographer
Nathan or Nathaniel. died 1742, English lexicographer: compiler of An Universal Etymological English Dictionary (1721–27)

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Nathan(iel)died 1742; Eng. lexicographer
nounWord forms: plural ˈbaileys
the outer wall or court of a medieval castle
see also Old Bailey

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British lexicographer whose Universal Etymological English Dictionary, first published in 1721, was used as a reference by Samuel Johnson and was the first English dictionary to treat etymology consistently.
American botanist who transformed the science of horticulture through his teaching and his numerous publications, including the six-volume Standard Cyclopedia of American Horticulture (1914-1917).
n. pl. bai·leys
1. A wall or palisade surrounding the structures protected by a medieval fort or castle, especially the outer wall of a castle.
2. The space enclosed by this wall.

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