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Carroll

[kar-uh l] /ˈkær əl/
noun
1.
Charles, 1737–1832, American patriot and legislator.
2.
Lewis, pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.
3.
Also, Carrol. a male or female given name.
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  • You were all that a young Englishman of good family and fortune should be; and so, Sir Carroll——'

    Against Odds Lawrence L. Lynch
  • There was not much doubt as to what Mrs. Carroll was wondering.

    The Carroll Girls Mabel Quiller-Couch
  • The bedrooms, all but Mr. and Mrs. Carroll's, were very tiny.

    The Carroll Girls Mabel Quiller-Couch
  • Mr. Carroll was only too happy to be able to do something in return.

    The Carroll Girls Mabel Quiller-Couch
  • "Got to do it," he said, in answer to Carroll's reproachful look.

    An American Suffragette Isaac N. Stevens
British Dictionary definitions for Carroll

Carroll

/ˈkærəl/
noun
1.
Lewis. real name the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. 1832–98, English writer; an Oxford mathematics don who wrote Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass (1872) and the nonsense poem The Hunting of the Snark (1876)
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Carroll in Medicine

Carroll Car·roll (kār'əl), James. 1854-1907.

British-born American physician noted for his research on yellow fever. In 1900 he deliberately infected himself with the disease for experimental purposes.

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