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Abbott

[ab-uh t] /ˈæb ət/
noun
1.
Berenice, 1898–1991, U.S. photographer.
2.
Edith, 1876–1957, and her sister Grace, 1878–1939, U.S. social reformers.
3.
Edville Gerhardt
[ed-vil gair-hahrt] /ˈɛd vɪl ˈgɛər hɑrt/ (Show IPA),
1871–1938, U.S. orthopedist.
4.
George, 1887–1995, U.S. playwright, director, and producer.
5.
Jacob, 1803–79, and his son, Lyman, 1835–1922, U.S. clergymen and writers.
6.
Sir John Joseph Caldwell, 1821–93, Canadian political leader: prime minister 1891–92.
7.
Robert Sengstake
[seng-stak] /ˈsɛŋ stæk/ (Show IPA),
1868–1940, U.S. newspaper publisher.
8.
William ("Bud") 1898–1974, U.S. actor, producer, and comedian, best known as the straight man of Abbott and Costello.
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