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[fawr-nee, fohr-] /ˈfɔr ni, ˈfoʊr-/
noun, plural Forneys.
a steam locomotive having no front truck, four driving wheels, and a four-wheeled rear truck.
Origin of Forney
named after J. H. Forney (1829-1902), American engineer Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Why he has always carried his recruits to the polls to vote for Forney's Democratic friends.

  • The government directed Forney in 1858 to collect these children, and he did so.

    The Story of the Mormons William Alexander Linn
  • I found the gun and Colonel Forney the powder and ball, and between us we made a hit.

    Memoirs Charles Godfrey Leland
  • Colonel Forney admired the scheme, but asked “who was to carry it out.”

    Memoirs Charles Godfrey Leland
  • They hurrahed and roared and banged the tables in such a mad storm of delight as even Colonel Forney had never seen surpassed.

    Memoirs Charles Godfrey Leland
  • I tell Forney that I find it is all I can do to attend to one.

    Memoirs Charles Godfrey Leland
  • Captain Forney shrugged and spread his hands as his French father might have done.

    The Master of Appleby Francis Lynde

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