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Decatur

[dih-key-ter] /dɪˈkeɪ tər/
noun
1.
Stephen, 1779–1820, U.S. naval officer.
2.
a city in central Illinois.
3.
a city in N Alabama.
4.
a city in N Georgia, near Atlanta.
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  • Decatur Brown laughed—a light, irresponsible, bachelor laugh.

  • At sight of her, Decatur understood Jane's position clearly.

  • It was quite like being received by a sovereign, Decatur imagined.

  • "Never mind about Aunt Judith," interrupted Decatur, firmly.

  • He was in the fight, and boarded with Decatur, but did not save his commander's life.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
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Decatur

/dəˈkeɪtə/
noun
1.
Stephen. 1779–1820, US naval officer, noted for his raid on Tripoli harbour (1804) and his role in the War of 1812
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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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