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John B., U.S. surgeon, 1857-1916. See: Murphy drip, Murphy button, Murphy percussion.
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At the time of the lawsuit filing, John, Peter and Dennis Murphy each owned 28.
The reams of court documents, however, say plenty about the history, philosophy and management style of Charles Murphy Jr.
Murphy submitted evidence that as a result of NYANG's conduct she suffered from bruxism, a stress-related condition that caused her to grind her teeth, resulting in permanent damage to her teeth.
This action will protect the taxpayer's right to a refund should the Murphy ruling stand.
We aren't to use the awls like ice picks, however--a motion that Murphy refers to as "Hitchcocking.
Schaffer also told detectives he and Murphy bought cocaine at a North Hollywood bar known as a gang hangout.
Early in their relationship, Murphy joined him on a three-week, cross-country trek on the back of his Harley Davidson.
Upon being questioned, Oeser said of Murphy, "I didn't know him at all.
Don Moliver, director of the Real Estate Institute, stated, "We are delighted to honor Patrick Murphy as the recipient of our award.
Having dismissed the idea that public policy can realistically be guided by the assumption that individuals "own" property and that the government must then justify the taxes that reduce such holdings, Nagel and Murphy reformulate the issue in terms of overall social welfare.
Murphy was in East Timor on a three-month tourist permit, since he was unable to get a work visa that would have allowed him to stay in the country longer.