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Albert Coombs [koomz] /kumz/ (Show IPA), 1873–1951, U.S. inventor and art collector.
Djuna (Chappell)
[joo-nuh chap-uh l] /ˈdʒu nə ˈtʃæp əl/ (Show IPA), 1892–1982, U.S. novelist, poet, and playwright.
Contemporary Examples

Why would you assume that if there are fewer Barnes & Nobles, there will suddenly be more people dashing to BN.com?
Why Is Barnes and Noble Getting Out of the Bookstore Business? Megan McArdle February 5, 2013

In the 1990s, the same ABA filed suit against Barnes & Noble and Borders for similar practices.
Amazon Is NOT the Vladimir Putin of the Publishing World Nick Gillespie June 4, 2014

Barnes quotes E.M. Forster: “One death may explain itself, but it throws no light upon another.”
‘One Relishes the Pain’: Julian Barnes’ Memoir of Grief Adam Begley September 24, 2013

If that’s the case, then the Barnes Noble and Borders debacle isn’t just a question of censoring the transgender body.
Andrej Pejic: The Model Barnes & Noble Didn’t Want You to See Isabel Wilkinson May 19, 2011

Putting together two things is what Barnes does to fine effect in the second section of Levels of Life.
‘One Relishes the Pain’: Julian Barnes’ Memoir of Grief Adam Begley September 24, 2013

Historical Examples

No doubt Barnes thought he was conducting the business very smartly and diplomatically.
The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray

Barnes was incongruously named when he was given the name of Harry.
McClure’s Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908. Various

Doctor Barnes came closer and gazed reverently down upon the dead face.
The Last Stroke Lawrence L. Lynch

We buried him with the usual ceremonies, and Mr. Barnes took command.
The Grain Ship Morgan Robertson

Barnes, looking around quickly to see who had read his inmost thoughts, met the firm glance of his antagonist.
The Strollers Frederic S. Isham

Djuna. 1892–1982, US novelist, noted for Nightwood (1936)
William. 1801–86, British poet, best known for Poems of Rural Life in the Dorset Dialect (1879)


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