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 yoh muhn

  • n  officer in the (ceremonial) bodyguard of the British monarch
  • n  in former times was free and cultivated his own land

  • Conan O'Brien, David Letterman and Craig Ferguson all did yeoman's work keeping the lights on while their writers were on strike.
  • That talent has enabled MNN to get a fast start on harder environmental news, even as it does the yeoman's Web work of aggregating content from other sites.
  • He will have done a yeomans job of contributing over the four years, says a close aide.
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  • You want data on current DI head coaching tenures? We got it
    Patrick Stevens, a former newspaperman for the Washington Times that currently covers college sports in the DMV over at his website D1Scourse, put together a comprehensive list of the coaching tenures for all Division I head coaches. It’s yeoman’s work, especially when you consider that there are currently four Division I head coaches still working…
    June 12, 2013 - NBC Sports: Beyond the Arc

  • Gregg Popovich in Sports Network
    I'm just thrilled by Bruce Bowen,Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "He's guarding somebody that's going to be a Hall of Fame player when it's all said and done obviously. What a yeoman effort on his part. I just thought he was fantastic."
  • Vice President Dick Cheney in Waukegan News Sun
    I can still remember when he was on leave and showed up at the house wearing his uniform,Cheney said. "He explained to me that he was now in the Navy. He said he was a yeoman. He pointed to the insignia there on his shoulder, which looked...
  • Arjuna Ranatunga in Hindustan Times
    He has been a great servant of Indian cricket and has rendered a yeoman service to the team. Whether it's at home or abroad, he has always given more than 100 per cent and thoroughly deserves the milestone,Ranatunga told reporters in New...

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