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[kromp-tuh n] /ˈkrɒmp tən/

Samuel, 1753–1827, English inventor of the spinning mule.
Richmal, full name Richmal Crompton Lamburn. 1890–1969, British children’s author, best known for her Just William stories
Samuel. 1753–1827, British inventor of the spinning mule (1779)


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