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Coltrane

[kohl-treyn] /ˈkoʊl treɪn/
noun
1.
John (William) 1926–67, U.S. jazz saxophonist and composer.
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  • Coltrane brought a pitcher of the cool water, and held it for him to drink.

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  • Coltrane was pleased to see that his companion was yielding to the spell of the hills and woods.

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  • He and Coltrane were nearly the same size—rather tall, portly, and erect.

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  • Coltrane left him in his mood, relying upon the influence of changed surroundings to restore his equilibrium.

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  • He toppled so slowly to the left that Coltrane had time to urge his horse to that side, and catch him with one arm.

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Coltrane

/kɒlˈtreɪn/
noun
1.
John (William). 1926–67, US jazz tenor and soprano saxophonist and composer
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