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Ervin

[ur-vin] /ˈɜr vɪn/
noun
1.
Samuel James, Jr ("Sam") 1896–1985, U.S. jurist and politician: senator 1954–74.
2.
a male given name.
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  • "You'll find Miss Ervin here," said Lowell, stepping out of the car.

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  • Ervin was defeated, and Doyle obtained possession of all Marion's stores.

    The Life of Francis Marion William Gilmore Simms
  • That famous retreat had been entrusted to a small body of men under the command of Col. Ervin.

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  • Miss Ervin will probably be coming over here after her mail, and you might as well meet her now.

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  • Ervin died in 1318, and his son continued the work up to the first landing, or platform, of the towers.

  • There has recently been erected before this portal a statue of the great architect of the fabric, Ervin, and another of his son.

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