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Atherton

[ath-er-tuh n]
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noun
  1. Gertrude (Franklin)Gertrude Franklin Horn, 1857–1948, U.S. novelist.
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  • Atherton was wealthy, and a coral reef was more to him than a pearl.

    The Pagan Madonna

    Harold MacGrath

  • Miss Atherton, let me tell you, has no need of your attentions.

    A Dog with a Bad Name

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • Atherton, at their head, peered eagerly through the dust and smoke.

    A Dog with a Bad Name

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • “Miss Atherton must be very proud,” said he, returning to his work.

    A Dog with a Bad Name

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • Jerry had improved in every respect since he went to Atherton.

    Miss Ashton's New Pupil

    Mrs. S. S. Robbins


British Dictionary definitions for atherton

Atherton

noun
  1. Mike, full name Michael Andrew Atherton . born 1968, English cricketer: played for Lancashire (1987–2001) and England (1989–2001); captain of England (1993–1998)
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