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2009-09-05 01:05:18

Keith Waterhouse -- the British novelist, newspaper columnist and playwright -- died Friday at his London home, his family said. He was 80. Waterhouse penned 60 books, plays and TV scripts throughout his career, as well as a twice-weekly column for the Daily Mirror for 16 years. He began writing for the Daily Mail in 1986. His works include the 1959 novel Billy Liar, the screenplay for the 1961 film Whistle Down the Wind, the play Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell, which was a West End hit in 1989,...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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