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godfo dher

  • n  any man who serves as a sponsor for a child at baptism
  • n  someone having a relation analogous to that of a male sponsor to his godchild

  • You could call George Habash, a Palestinian leader who died in Amman on Saturday at the age of 82, the godfather of Middle East terrorism.
  • Today, 15 years later, Linux powers everything from supercomputers to mobile phones around the world, and Torvalds has achieved fame as the godfather of the open-source movement .
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  • George Blaney: A New England Treasure
    Dee Rowe has known George Blaney longer than just about any of us. It must be a hundred years, the godfather of UConn athletics said, before settling on nearly 60. Rowe was coaching Worcester Academy back in those days and he used to play college freshmen teams.        
    June 14, 2013 - Hartford Courant
  • Kentucky football offers 2018 scholarship to New Albany seventh-grader
    The University of Kentucky's 2014 football recruiting is going so well, coach Mark Stoops has already turned his attention to the Class of ... 2018. The Wildcats have offered a scholarship to a seventh-grader from Indiana, 13-year-old cornerback Jairus Brents, his godfather said.
    June 14, 2013 - Louisville Courier-Journal
  • Who’s Your Godfather? Offers For Clearwire Defining Telecom Leaders
    Who’s Your Godfather? Offers For Clearwire Defining Telecom Leaders        
    June 11, 2013 - The Motley Fool

  • Brett Ratner in Guardian Unlimited
    Hef came from a puritanical upbringing and reinvented himself to be the godfather of the sexual revolution,Ratner told the show business magazine Variety. "He also used his magazine to advocate civil rights and free speech, and put James...
  • LeBron James in USA Today
    Everybody in this league always looks at Shaq like the Godfather,James said. "When you come into this league, you need to get to know him. He's a guy you need to sign the papers with before you play a game. I've always been comfortable...
  • Francis Ford Coppola in Forbes
    Peter Zinner made a great contribution to 'The Godfather,'Coppola said in an e-mail to The AP through his publicist. "Working on the editing of the final (baptism) sequence, Peter had the inspiration to add the organ music that pulled the...

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