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2005-07-07 14:05:58

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Crime writer Evan Hunter, better known to many readers as the Ed McBain who authored the 87th Precinct novels, has died of cancer at the age of 78, his agent said on Thursday.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.