Spillane

biographical name
Spil·​lane | \ spi-ˈlān How to pronounce Spillane (audio) \

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Mickey 1918–2006 Frank Morrison Spillane American novelist

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“Spillane.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Spillane. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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