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Devers

[dee-verz] /ˈdi vərz/
noun
1.
Gail, born 1966, U.S. track athlete.
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  • "My men are as bad off as the horses, pretty near," said Captain Devers, the other.

    Under Fire Charles King
  • "That boy's as weak as a sick child himself, Devers," said he.

    Under Fire Charles King
  • "Thanks," said Devers, pulling gratefully at the steaming tin.

    Under Fire Charles King
  • "We—didn't get any closer look," answered Devers, in apparent surprise.

    Under Fire Charles King
  • "Yes," answered the lieutenant, shortly, for he recognized Devers and he didn't like him.

    Under Fire Charles King
  • It ill accorded with what they wrote him from the front as Devers's story.

    Under Fire Charles King
  • Old Winthrop spoke to Devers about it one day, and spoke seriously.

    Under Fire Charles King
  • He can't worry Devers half as much as Devers will worry him.

    Under Fire Charles King
  • So Blake was another detestation of Devers, and doubtless for good reason.

    Under Fire Charles King
  • Mrs. Devers was already instructed to be particularly civil to the bride.

    Under Fire Charles King

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