Definition of Leakey

1. Noun. English paleontologist (son of Louis Leakey and Mary Leakey) who continued the work of his parents; he was appointed director of a wildlife preserve in Kenya but resigned under political pressure (born in 1944).

2. Noun. English paleontologist (the wife of Louis Leakey) who discovered the Zinjanthropus skull that was 1,750,000 years old (1913-1996).

3. Noun. English paleontologist whose account of fossil discoveries in Tanzania changed theories of human evolution (1903-1972).

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leakey

Le Havre
Le Mans
Le Notre
Le Verrier
Le antigens
Leader of the Opposition
Leaders of the Opposition
League Championship Series
League of Iroquois
League of Nations
League of Red Cross Societies
Leakey (current term)
Leaning Tower
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Lear complex
Lebanese Hizballah
Lebanese Republic
Lebanese loop
Lebanese monetary unit

Literary usage of Leakey

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1. Evolution of the Plio-Pleistocene African Suidae by James Michael Harris, Timothy D. White (1979)
"... sp. ; Leakey, 1973 : p. 293 2 Male specimens bearing large zygomatic knobs now known from Upper Member of the Koobi Fora Formation (see pi. 15). ..."

2. Kenya by Eva Ambros (1999)
"RICHARD Leakey The name Leakey has become inextricably associated with the ... Dr. Richard Leakey also developed an international reputation for his ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of by Montana Supreme Court (1912)
"'Affirmed. MR. CHIEF JUSTICE BRANTLY and MR. JUSTICE SMITH concur. STATE, RESPONDENT, «. Leakey, APPELLANT. (No. 3015.) (Submitted December 12, 1911. ..."

4. Reports of Decisions in Probate by James Vincent Coffey, Peter V. Ross (1909)
"Leakey, 67 Cal. 460, 8 Pac. 12. Counsel for petitioner says: "The evidence shows substantially that two marriage contracts were made and entered into—the ..."

5. Nature's Strongholds: The World's Great Wildlife Reserves by Laura Riley, William Riley (2005)
"... rare and colorful birds including Storm's storks, Bulwer's pheasants, and famous for Birute Galdikas' Camp Leakey Orangutan Rehabilitation Center. ..."

6. Early Settlers and Indian Fighters of Southwest Texas by Andrew Jackson Sowell (1900)
"He finally made his way to Leakey, who had a revolver and was fighting an Indian at close range, but took time to exchange guns again. ..."

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