/lee"kok/, n.
Stephen (Butler), 1869-1944, Canadian humorist and economist.

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  • Leacock — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Dean Leacock (* 1984), englischer Fußballspieler Philip Leacock (1917–1990), britischer Filmregisseur Richard Leacock (1921–2011), britischer Dokumentarfilmer Robert Leacock (* 1949), US amerikanischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • LEACOCK (R.) — LEACOCK RICHARD (1921 ) Né à Londres, établi aux États Unis depuis 1938, Richard Leacock entreprend des études de physique, puis devient pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale opérateur du documentariste Willard Van Dyke sur To Hear Your Banjo Play… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Leacock —   [ liːkɔk], Stephen Butler, kanadischer Schriftsteller englischer Herkunft, * Swanmore (County Hampshire) 30. 12. 1869, ✝ Toronto 28. 3. 1944; schrieb humoristische Erzählungen, Parodien, Nonsenstexte u. a. Kurzprosa, z. B. »Sunshine sketches of …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Leacock — (Stephen Butler) (1869 1944), écrivain canadien d expression anglaise célèbre pour ses récits humoristiques: Nonsense Novels (1911), Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich (1914) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Leacock — [lē′käk΄] Stephen (Butler) 1869 1944; Cdn. humorist & economist, born in England …   English World dictionary

  • Leacock — There are several notables with the last name Leacock:*Dean Leacock (1984) English Footballer *Philip Leacock (1917 1990) Filmmaker *Richard Leacock (1921) Documentary filmmaker (Brother of Philip) *Stephen Leacock (1869 1944) Canadian Writer and …   Wikipedia

  • Leacock — noun Canadian economist best remembered for his humorous writings (1869 1944) • Syn: ↑Stephen Leacock, ↑Stephen Butler Leacock • Instance Hypernyms: ↑economist, ↑economic expert, ↑humorist, ↑humourist …   Useful english dictionary

  • Leacock — biographical name Stephen Butler 1869 1944 Canadian economist & humorist …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Leacock — This unusual name is of Anglo Saxon origin, and is a locational surname deriving from either Lacock in Wiltshire, near Chippenham, or Laycock in West Yorkshire near Keighley. The place in Wiltshire is recorded as Lacok in the Saxon Chartulary of… …   Surnames reference

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