- John Haynes [heynz] /heɪnz/, 1879–1964, U.S. clergyman.
- Oliver Wen·dell [wen-dl] /ˈwɛn dl/, 1809–94, U.S. poet, novelist, essayist, and physician.
- his sonOliver Wendell,1841–1935, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1902–32.
- Sherlock, a detective in many mystery stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
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Examples from the Web for holmes
Holmes addicts had arrived at the show from all over the world.
I fancy Holmes would have destroyed those theories with nothing more than his intuition.
The cops were as incompetent as they often appear to be in the Holmes stories.
According to McCain, Holmes was chosen because his experiences in the Civil War totally changed his attitude and life.
But did you, like Justice Holmes, come back totally changed?
On Model B a Holmes rotary 7-cylinder motor of 4x4-inch bore and stroke is used.Flying Machines
W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
Wade and Holmes shook their heads and whispered in a corner.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
"We shall look in on our way to the train," answered Holmes.
There was a cab passing as we came out, and Holmes hailed it.
"Lestrade has got him all right," said Holmes, glancing up at me.
- Oliver Wendell. 1809–94, US author, esp of humorous essays, such as The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1858) and its sequels
- his son, Oliver Wendell. 1841–1935, US jurist, noted for his liberal judgments
- Sir Paul .1950–2013, New Zealand radio and television broadcaster; presenter of The Paul Holmes Breakfast, (1987–2008)
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- British geologist who pioneered a method of determining the age of rocks by measuring their radioactive components. He was also an early supporter of Alfred Wegener's theory of continental drift.
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