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Clifford

[klif-erd] /ˈklɪf ərd/
noun
1.
Clark McAdams [muh k-ad-uh mz] /məkˈæd əmz/ (Show IPA), 1906–98, U.S. lawyer and government official.
2.
William Kingdon
[king-duh n] /ˈkɪŋ dən/ (Show IPA),
1845–79, English mathematician and philosopher.
3.
a male given name.
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  • If there were, we might attach that property for your debt, but we cannot attach Mrs. Clifford's holdings.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "We shall deduct the interest we might have charged you, Mr. Clifford," she said.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • By "loved ones" Clifford undoubtedly had meant Elinor and Paul.

    The Most Sentimental Man Evelyn E. Smith
  • He wished Clifford would hurry up and get the leave-taking over with.

    The Most Sentimental Man Evelyn E. Smith
  • Of this Clifford's Tower is about all of the ancient work that remains.

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