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Kellogg

[kel-awg, -og] /ˈkɛl ɔg, -ɒg/
noun
1.
Frank Billings, 1856–1937, U.S. statesman: secretary of state 1925–29; Nobel Peace Prize 1929.
2.
W(ill) K(eith) 1860–1951, U.S. manufacturer of prepared cereals and philanthropist.
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  • Only I'd be sorry to have you sore on Kellogg for saddling me on you.

    The Fortune Hunter Louis Joseph Vance
  • And I simply couldn't accept; it wouldn't be fair to you, Kellogg, or myself.

    The Fortune Hunter Louis Joseph Vance
  • Kellogg could talk, Heaven alone knew how winningly he could talk!

    The Fortune Hunter Louis Joseph Vance
  • Duncan had been wont to say of him that Kellogg could talk the hind-leg off of a mule.

    The Fortune Hunter Louis Joseph Vance
  • It was only yesterday I posted a letter to you for Mr. Kellogg, sir, and the address was Omaha.

    The Fortune Hunter Louis Joseph Vance
Word Origin and History for Kellogg

surname, attested from late 13c., literally "kill hog," a name for a butcher. The U.S. cereal company began in Battle Creek, Michigan, in 1906, founded by W.K. Kellogg (business manager of the Battle Creek Sanatorium) as Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company.

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