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Benchley

[bench-lee] /ˈbɛntʃ li/
noun
1.
Robert (Charles) 1889–1945, U.S. humorist, drama critic, and actor.
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  • When they get Benchley hot on the trail, they're going to cash in and start for the pen in short order.

    Endurance Test

    Alan Douglas
  • I was just going to get some of the neighbors, and make the search myself when you hove in sight, Mr. Benchley.

    Endurance Test

    Alan Douglas
  • So I reckon well have to put our hands in our pockets and pay your bill, Mr. Benchley.

  • He called into consultation the learned Benchley and the astute Sanders and the soft and sly Lockyer junior.

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