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[poh] /poʊ/
Edgar Allan, 1809–49, U.S. poet, short-story writer, and critic. Unabridged
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  • Some one said of edgar allan poe that he did not know enough to be a great poet.

    The American Mind Bliss Perry
  • Poe was his name—a relative, by the way, of edgar allan poe.

  • In 1827 appeared the first volume of poems by edgar allan poe.

    Washington Irving Henry W. Boynton
  • Essays by edgar allan poe; to be found in his collected works.

    Rhymes and Meters Horatio Winslow
  • I am also amazed to find that edgar allan poe has been passed over.

    A Critic in Pall Mall Oscar Wilde
British Dictionary definitions for edgar allan poe


Edgar Allan. 1809–49, US short-story writer, poet, and critic. Most of his short stories, such as The Fall of the House of Usher (1839) and the Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque (1840), are about death, decay, and madness. The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841) is regarded as the first modern detective story


(military) port of embarkation
port of entry
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