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Gresham

[gresh-uh m] /ˈgrɛʃ əm/
noun
1.
Sir Thomas, 1519?–79, English merchant and financier.
2.
a town in NW Oregon.
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  • Gresham College: this is not a college in the modern sense of the term; it is only a lecture-room.

  • The story goes that they fought at the gate of Gresham College.

    A Daughter of Raasay William MacLeod Raine
  • Master Gresham turned pale when he heard her speak, for he recognised the features of one he had seen but a short time before.

    The Golden Grasshopper W.H.G. Kingston
  • Aw, he was only telegraphing to Gresham an' Jones for some sody water syrups.

    The Fortune Hunter Louis Joseph Vance
  • Young Frank was every inch a Gresham, and was the darling of his father's heart.

    Doctor Thorne Anthony Trollope
  • On the same day Lieutenant-Colonel Gresham was forced by ill-health to leave us.

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Gresham

/ˈɡrɛʃəm/
noun
1.
Sir Thomas. ?1519–79, English financier, who founded the Royal Exchange in London (1568)
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