- /ˈhʌksli/ (say 'hukslee)
noun an English family prominent in a variety of spheres.
1. Thomas Henry, 1825–95, biologist, anthropologist and philosopher in Australia 1847–50; supported the theories of Charles Darwin.
2. his grandson, Sir Julian Sorrell, 1887–1975, biologist and writer, first director-general of UNESCO (1946–48).
3. Aldous Leonard /ˌɔldəs ˈlɛnəd/ (say .awlduhs 'lenuhd), 1894–1964, brother of Julian, novelist and essayist, best known for his novel Brave New World (1932).
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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