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Fiske

[fisk] /fɪsk/
noun
1.
John (Edmund Fisk Green; John Fisk) 1842–1901, U.S. philosopher and historian.
2.
Minnie Maddern
[mad-ern] /ˈmæd ərn/ (Show IPA),
(Marie Augusta Davey) 1865–1932, U.S. actress.
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  • That such a letter should have any effect on home opinion is, as Fiske says, ludicrous.

    The Siege of Boston Allen French
  • So much for the simple outward circumstances of Mr. Fiske's life.

  • The periods which are not yet covered Mr. Fiske proposes to deal with in time.

  • When we reached Dr. Fiske's, his sleigh was in front of the door.

    Ben Comee

    M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
  • "Fiske is quite right in his main contention," Mr. Stenson interposed.

    The Devil's Paw E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Mrs. Fiske was not so tractable, for Mrs. Fiske was hostile and armed.

    Evan Harrington, Complete George Meredith
  • Mrs. Fiske adored the great Mel, and she had never loved Louisa.

    Evan Harrington, Complete George Meredith
  • Mrs. Fiske placidly remarked: 'Have we the other put up in its stead?

    Evan Harrington, Complete George Meredith
  • And it is to be doubted if Mrs. Fiske ever bettered that first rapturous interpretation.

    Iconoclasts

    James Huneker

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