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Guthrie

[guhth-ree] /ˈgʌθ ri/
noun
1.
A(lfred) B(ertram), Jr. 1901–91, U.S. novelist.
2.
Sir (William) Tyrone, 1900–71, English stage director and producer.
3.
Woodrow Wilson ("Woody") 1912–67, U.S. folk singer.
4.
a city in central Oklahoma: the former state capital.
5.
a male given name.
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  • "But I've cast my lot with it and shall see it through," wrote Guthrie.

    A War-Time Wooing

    Charles King
  • Then came her letter saying she was Guthrie Warren's sister.

    A War-Time Wooing

    Charles King
  • Also Mrs. Guthrie was more or less chair-ridden, and Mrs. Otway had no carriage.

    Good Old Anna Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • “Major Guthrie only knows military Germany,” said Mrs. Otway slowly.

    Good Old Anna Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • Major Guthrie, whatever his prejudices, was a professional soldier.

    Good Old Anna Marie Belloc Lowndes
British Dictionary definitions for Guthrie

Guthrie

/ˈɡʌθrɪ/
noun
1.
Samuel. 1782–1848, US chemist: invented percussion priming powder and a punch lock for exploding it, and discovered chloroform (1831)
2.
Sir (William) Tyrone. 1900–71, English theatrical director
3.
Woody, full name Woodrow Wilson Guthrie. 1912–67, US folk singer and songwriter. His songs include "So Long, it's been Good to Know you" (1940) and "This Land is your Land" (1944)
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