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Averil

or Averell

[ey-ver-il] /ˈeɪ vər ɪl/
noun
1.
a male given name.
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  • A day or two after his departure, Mrs. Averil received a letter from him.

    The Shadow of Ashlydyat

    Mrs. Henry Wood
  • “We had been to see Mrs. Averil yesterday when we met you,” observed Maria.

    The Shadow of Ashlydyat

    Mrs. Henry Wood
  • “I should have liked them to-day, if possible,” replied Lord Averil.

    The Shadow of Ashlydyat

    Mrs. Henry Wood
  • “Well, I have made up my mind to sell,” observed Lord Averil.

    The Shadow of Ashlydyat

    Mrs. Henry Wood
  • “It has proved a useless journey, I say,” replied Lord Averil.

    The Shadow of Ashlydyat

    Mrs. Henry Wood
  • How came you to tell Averil last night that the bonds had gone to London?

    The Shadow of Ashlydyat

    Mrs. Henry Wood
  • In the porch, as George went out, he met Lord Averil hastening in.

    The Shadow of Ashlydyat

    Mrs. Henry Wood
  • One sees that Miss Averil loves them from the way she has picked them.

    Adrienne Toner Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • I dont think she saw them; not what I call see, Mrs. Averil now said.

    Adrienne Toner Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • Thats what Ive tried to say to Eleanor, Mrs. Averil murmured.

    Adrienne Toner Anne Douglas Sedgwick

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