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Amherst

[am-erst] /ˈæm ərst/
noun
1.
Jeffrey, Baron, 1717–97, British field marshal: governor general of British North America 1760–63.
2.
a city in W Massachusetts.
3.
a town in N Ohio.
4.
a town in central Nova Scotia, in SE Canada.
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  • Old Mr. Amherst, standing beside her, gives her an air of importance.

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Amherst

/ˈæmhɜːst/
noun
1.
Jeffrey, 1st Baron Amherst. 1717–97, British general who defeated the French in Canada (1758–60): governor general of British North America (1761–63)
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