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  1. Charles Mc·Lean [muh-kleyn] /məˈkleɪn/, 1863–1943, U.S. historian and author.
  2. Frank Maxwell,1884–1943, U.S. Air Force general.
  3. JulieJulia Elizabeth Wells, born 1935, U.S. actress, born in England.
  4. Roy Chapman,1884–1960, U.S. naturalist, explorer, and author.
  5. a city in NW Texas.


  1. one of the 12 apostles of Jesus. Mark 3:18; John 1:40–42.
  2. a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “manly.”
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  1. Thomas. 1813–85, Irish physical chemist, noted for his work on the liquefaction of gases


  1. New Testament Saint. one of the twelve apostles of Jesus; the brother of Peter; patron saint of Scotland. Feast day: Nov 30
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Word Origin and History for andrews


masc. proper name, from Old French Andreu (Modern French André), from Latin Andreas, from Greek Andreas, from andreios "manly," from aner (genitive andros) "man" (see anthropo-). Andrew Millar (1590s) for some forgotten reason became English naval slang for "government authority," and especially "the Royal Navy." St. Andrew (feast day Nov. 30) has long been regarded as patron saint of Scotland. The Andrew's cross (c.1400) supposedly resembles the one St. Andrew was crucified on.

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