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[kan-feeld] /ˈkænˌfild/
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  • Under the name, dorothy canfield, she has written some notable fiction.

  • Compare it with the account given by dorothy canfield as to how she wrote her story.

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  • dorothy canfield grew up in an atmosphere of books and learning.

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  • The preceding account of dorothy canfield's literary methods was written especially for this book.

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  • dorothy canfield spent many days at the "House of Childhood," studying the methods of this gifted teacher.

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  • Lawrence claims dorothy canfield Fisher, a writer of both fiction and text-books and many short stories.

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British Dictionary definitions for dorothy canfield


(cards) a gambling game adapted from a type of patience
Word Origin
C20: named after R. A. Canfield (1855–1914), US gambler
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Word Origin and History for dorothy canfield



type of solitaire, 1912, from U.S. gambler J.A. Canfield (1855-1914).

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