John Griffin
[grif-in] /ˈgrɪf ɪn/ (Show IPA), 1835–1910, U.S. politician: Speaker of the House 1883–89.
a city in Cumbria, in NW England.
a city in S Pennsylvania.
Angling. a fishhook having a narrow bend.
Contemporary Examples

Could it have taken her any longer to break up with that hawker of newspaper scandal, Carlisle?
Family Feud: Which ‘Downton Abbey’ Sister Is the Best? Caitlin Dickson, Kevin Fallon, Abby Haglage January 8, 2013

If a sequel to Liquid Sky emerges out of the current work of Carlisle and Tsukerman, there will be a built-in audience.
Punks, UFOs, and Heroin: How ‘Liquid Sky’ Became a Cult Movie Daniel Genis June 1, 2014

The conservation world, Carlisle says, is “not prepared to take on underworld.”
South Africa’s Great Rhino Airlift Nina Strochlic August 16, 2014

The memory of 1912, Carlisle, and Canton was as fresh as yesterday in that pre-television era.
The Most Wonderful Athlete in the World: Jim Thorpe’s Story Kate Buford August 4, 2012

Carlisle writes that the Air Force would want a crew ratio of 10 to one for each drone orbit during normal everyday operations.
Exclusive: U.S. Drone Fleet at ‘Breaking Point,’ Air Force Says Dave Majumdar January 4, 2015

Historical Examples

The headquarters of the Tenth Infantry were established at Carlisle barracks.
Ten years in the ranks, U.S. army Augustus Meyers

Charles Howard, earl of Carlisle, was governor of Jamaica from 1678 to 1681.
Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period Various

And he chose a moment when there were no ships of war at anchor in Carlisle Bay.
Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini

He promised to meet me in Carlisle the next day, which he did.
Between the Lines Henry Bascom Smith

Carlisle, recuperating from a gay debutante rout on the evening preceding, remained in bed.
V. V.’s Eyes Henry Sydnor Harrison

a city in NW England, administrative centre of Cumbria: railway and industrial centre. Pop: 71 773 (2001) Latin name Luguvallum (ˌluːɡuːˈvæləm)

Carleol (c.1100), earlier Lugovalio (4c.), from a Celtic proper name *Luguvalos. The Celtic cair “fortified town” was added in the Middle Ages.

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