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Synonyms for Davis

English navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage (1550-1605)

United States painter who developed an American version of cubism (1894-1964)


United States jazz musician

American statesman

United States tennis player who donated the Davis Cup for international team tennis competition (1879-1945)

United States film actress (1908-1989)


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The curtain down, with a gleeful audience in front and with the dogs back in the room over the stage, Wilton Davis descended to look for Michael, who, instead of cowering in some corner, stood between the legs of the stage-hand, quivering yet from his mishandling and threatening to fight as hard as ever if attacked.
You keep away from me, or I'll lay you out," Wilton Davis responded desperately, brandishing a short iron bar in his right hand.
You've raised hell," the manager of the theatre greeted Davis, as the latter, trailed by Dick Bell, came upon Michael bristling from between the legs of the stage-hand.
Nothing to what I'm going to raise," Davis retorted, shortening his grip on the iron bar and raising it.
I just guess you ain't goin' to do anything of the sort," the stage-hand assured Davis.
I'll pay it gladly," Davis said, again lifting the iron bar.
The manager looked to Davis and shrugged his shoulders helplessly.
Well," Davis gave in, turning on his heel, "they can make fools of themselves over dogs, them that wants to.
All said, Davis has written an acceptable work which, no doubt, would have fared better had there not been another inviting comparison.
Davis includes everything in Planet of Slums that you would ever want to know about these communities.
We try to run them about 1,000 to 1,200 hours, then sell them and get a new one for shingles," says Davis.
At any performance of the African American Dance Ensemble, artistic director, Chuck Davis, a supertall, joyous presence in vivid robes, entices you into the experience of the bantaba.
The son of former Harlem Globetrotter, Mel Davis, Hubert Davis chronicles his father's life as a basketball player, and as the father of himself and his half-brother in Chicago, where the elder Davis was married to a black woman before returning years later to Vancouver to be with Hubert's white mother.
Because he didn't have a non-compete agreement with his former employer, Davis was free to court customers with whom he was already working.
No longer does Davis, a redshirt junior, feel as if the coaches are conspiring to keep him off the field, but rather working to use his speed and quickness.