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Astor

[as-ter] /ˈæs tər/
noun
1.
John Jacob, 1763–1848, U.S. capitalist and fur merchant.
2.
Nancy (Langhorne)
[lang-hawrn,, -ern] /ˈlæŋˌhɔrn,, -ərn/ (Show IPA),
Viscountess, 1879–1964, first woman member of Parliament in England.
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  • Straight from the Astor Mr. Vandeford walked into the office of Mr. Weiner.

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  • If Mr. Farraday calls me before I get him tell him the Astor at one to-day.

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  • You think you 'll come here and make this like the Astor House, don't ye?

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  • Now,” he said, in excellent humour, “we pick up Mr. Pawling at the Astor.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • The legislation of April 29, 1816, was not wholly satisfactory to Astor.

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British Dictionary definitions for Astor

Astor

/ˈæstə/
noun
1.
John Jacob, 1st Baron Astor of Hever. 1886–1971, British proprietor of The Times (1922–66)
2.
Nancy (Witcher), Viscountess, original name Nancy Langhorne. 1879–1964, British Conservative politician, born in the US; the first woman to sit in the British House of Commons
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