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Emmett

[em-it] /ˈɛm ɪt/
noun
1.
Daniel Decatur, 1815–1904, U.S. songwriter and minstrel-show performer and producer: composer of “Dixie.”.
2.
a male given name.
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  • "The Agronians have probably destroyed the base by now," Emmett said.

    No Hiding Place Richard R. Smith
  • Emmett felt suddenly cold when he realized what the pilot had in mind.

    No Hiding Place Richard R. Smith
  • "He may have been afraid the other would miss and damage the ship," Emmett said.

    No Hiding Place Richard R. Smith
  • Mr. Emmett, the head of the department, was seated at his desk when they arrived.

    The Film of Fear Arnold Fredericks
  • The blood of an Emmett has crowned a noble effort with martyrdom.

    Mysticism and its Results John Delafield

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