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Mrs. Grundy

One who strongly values traditional propriety. In the Thomas Morton play Speed the Plough, Mrs. Grundy is a character known for her zeal for proper conduct. You can't wear jeans to this dinner party! Your grandmother will be there, and she is basically Mrs. Grundy!
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Howe described his performance as "idiosyncratic, warm, cantankerous yet generous, dripping with the Grundy magic and wonderfully funny".
On the morning in June, Mr Grundy arrived at the address with selfemployed labourer David Martin, who had also been working on the demolition.
It was unknown the exact amount Grundy was seeking in damages.
Grundy ran out of his house with his wife and kicked the dog twice to the head to make it release its jaws.
"In Kamloops, we are like the hub of a big wheel; Grundy said, explaining that seniors will often move to Kamloops from more remote communities so as to be closer to the hospital.
Warwickshire spinner Grundy has been out with a groin problem while Kent all-rounder Marsh has had a shoulder problem.
In Albert Moran's comprehensive account of the 'bold' career of Australian TV mogul, Reg Grundy, there are two telling moments.
Grundy noted that some Filipinos in Hong Kong also work in high-level business and entertainment.
"Solomon Grundy,'' which Tomlin wrote and directed, concerns 8-year-old Jimmy taking comfort in a childhood imaginary friend.
The second, TV Format Mogul: Reg Grundy's Transnational Career, is from the prolific historian and analyst of the television industry in Australia, Albert Moran.
Wells Fargo Government and Institutional Banking has appointed Keith Grundy as regional manager and senior vice president of Healthcare Financial Services for the Western US region.
Based in San Francisco, Grundy leads a team of 13 healthcare finance experts who serve Wells Fargo customers in California, Hawaii, Idaho, northern Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
ANGLESEY man Sean Grundy celebrated his second successive British title at the weekend.
An Evening with John Grundy, Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham, June 6, www.queenshall.co.uk or 01434 652 477 Enjoy the company of the local expert who's been making TV and radio programmes about the region now for 25 years.