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Barnes

[bahrnz] /bɑrnz/
noun
1.
Albert Coombs [koomz] /kumz/ (Show IPA), 1873–1951, U.S. inventor and art collector.
2.
Djuna (Chappell)
[joo-nuh chap-uh l] /ˈdʒu nə ˈtʃæp əl/ (Show IPA),
1892–1982, U.S. novelist, poet, and playwright.
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  • Verily, thou hast learned of Jefferson, and Channing, and Barnes.

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  • With the exception of Barnes and himself, they were most of them early people.

    The Avenger E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Barnes, however, insisted upon keeping him, and off they went.

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  • At Cavendish Mansions, Barnes alighted and offered the man a sovereign.

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  • Taken in conjunction with what happened to Barnes, it is deeply interesting.

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British Dictionary definitions for Barnes

Barnes

/bɑːnz/
noun
1.
Djuna. 1892–1982, US novelist, noted for Nightwood (1936)
2.
William. 1801–86, British poet, best known for Poems of Rural Life in the Dorset Dialect (1879)
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