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a male or female given name.
Contemporary Examples

The Cook, the Laird, his Wife and the Queen Mother Tom Sykes May 14, 2012
Will Brits Own the Oscars? Stephen Farber September 8, 2010
The Sad Fate of ‘Downton Abbey’ Estates: ‘Felling the Ancient Oaks’ Anthony Paletta June 21, 2012
Queen Beatrix May Have Abdicated, But Queen Elizabeth Never Will, Insiders Say Tom Sykes January 28, 2013
The Best of Brit Lit Peter Stothard May 16, 2010

Historical Examples

Bertie and the Gardeners Madeline Leslie
Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906 Lucy Maud Montgomery
Little Folks (Septemeber 1884) Various
The Patrician John Galsworthy
Philosophy 4 Owen Wister


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    a system of identifying persons, especially criminals, by a record of individual physical measurements and peculiarities. Historical Examples Martin Hewitt, Investigator Arthur Morrison Practical Instruction for Detectives Emmerson W. Manning Disputed Handwriting Jerome B. Lavay Twenty Years a Detective in the Wickedest City in the World Clifton R. Wooldridge noun a system formerly in use […]

  • Bertillon

    Alphonse [al-fons,, -fonz;; French al-fawns] /ˈæl fɒns,, -fɒnz;; French alˈfɔ̃s/ (Show IPA), 1853–1914, French anthropologist: devised Bertillon system. Historical Examples Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, Vol. 56, March 1900 Various Original Short Stories, Volume 13 (of 13) Guy de Maupassant Twenty Years a Detective in the Wickedest City in the World Clifton R. Wooldridge In the […]

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