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Bancroft

[ban-krawft, -kroft, bang-] /ˈbæn krɔft, -krɒft, ˈbæŋ-/
noun
1.
George, 1800–91, U.S. historian and statesman.
2.
Hubert Howe, 1832–1918, U.S. publisher and historian.
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  • Mr. Bancroft, the historian, delivered the Inaugural Address.

  • During the drive to Bancroft's she dozed on Hephzy's shoulder.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He asked if we intended remaining at Bancroft's indefinitely.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I mentioned, as an afterthought, that Mr. Heathcroft had recommended Bancroft's to me.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I wish it were possible for me to describe in detail our first days at Bancroft's.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln

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