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John Hancock

slang A signature. John Hancock, an influential figure in the American Revolution, is known for his especially large and legible signature on the Declaration of Independence. As soon as you put your John Hancock on these papers, you'll be the proud owner of a brand new car! I would never have put my John Hancock on such an unfavorable contract—I think my signature was forged.
See also: Hancock, john

Henry! Henry Aldrich! Coming, Mother!

A phrase used to call someone to attention (and their response to said call). It comes from Henry Aldrich, a mid-20th century radio show. A: "Where is that boy? Henry! Henry Aldrich!" B: "Coming, Mother!"
See also: henry

one's John Henry

 and one's John Hancock
one's signature. Just put your John Henry on this line, and we'll bring your new car around.
See also: henry, john

John Hancock

Also, John Henry. One's signature, as in Just put your John Hancock on the dotted line. This expression alludes to John Hancock's prominent signature on the Declaration of Independence. The variant simply substitutes a common name for "Hancock." [Mid-1800s]
See also: Hancock, john

Adam Henry

n. an AH = asshole, = jerk. Treated as a name. Why don’t you get some smarts, Adam Henry?
See also: Adam, henry

John Hancock

n. one’s signature. (Refers to the signature of John Hancock, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.) Put your John Hancock right here, if you don’t mind.
See also: Hancock, john

Hen-ree! Henry Aldrich! Coming, Mother!

Henry Aldrich was a very popular radio show that ran from 1939 to 1953. The title character was an awkward adolescent who was forever getting into hot water with his girlfriend and his other friends. The show began with Mrs. Aldrich calling, “Hen-ree, Henry Aldrich!” to which he would reply, “Coming, Mother!” The phrase's elements became 1940s catchwords for summoning and responding, respectively.
See also: henry
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Napoleon III is believed to have been conceived in one of the Voyageur's creaking bedrooms and the Livre d'Or contains the signatures of Victor Hugo, Flaubert and two pioneers of Pyrenean exploration: the Leicestershire squire Charles Packe, whose Guide to the Pyrenees was used by Hilaire Belloc for his Pyrenean tramps, and Count Henry Patrick Marie Russell-Killough, the Irish-French philosopher who lived in a cave on Vignemale, and who made 16 fist ascents at a time when the wilder parts of the range were known only to boar hunters and shepherds.
Henry Patrick Nelson, the attorney representing the county in the case, said the Coroner's Office followed protocol, but didn't want the case to go to court and risk the possibility of being stuck with paying a hefty jury award.
GRAY Amy Remembering our special Niece and Cousin a decade on xx HENRY Patrick Dear Dad died 5th Dec 1966.
Devon Mckenzie Semper, 26, of Rudge Walk, Ladywood, driving a Honda Civic dangerously whilst disqualified in Dads Lane, Stirchley, committed to prison for four months due to persistent reoffending, disqualified for five years' Richard Henry Patrick, 38, of Tynedale Road, Tyseley, driving a Vauxhall Cavalier whilst disqualified, five months imprisonment, suspended for two years, 100 days community service' Alan Michael Bryne, 55, of no fixed abode, stole pounds 149.
IT WAS a long time coming, but at last Private Henry Patrick Jones has received the farewell he deserved.
Three generations of Private Henry Patrick Jones' family said their final farewell after searching years to discover his 'lost' grave on the former battlefields of France.