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Knudsen

[nood-suh n; Danish knoo-suh n] /ˈnud sən; Danish ˈknu sən/
noun
1.
William S (Signius Wilhelm Paul Knudsen) 1879–1948, U.S. industrialist, born in Denmark.
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  • “I had my eye on you,” he said to Knudsen, “and on you,” to me.

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    Allen French
  • Someone caught me by the arm, and there was Knudsen, very angry.

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    Allen French
  • Knudsen came back grumbling: “How were we to know that we are going on a hike?”

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    Allen French
  • Knudsen having finished his job, is jeering at Pickle, who had promised to be first.

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    Allen French
  • Randall uses it flagrantly, the rest of us as a matter of course, all except Knudsen.

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    Allen French
  • Legally, Knudsen is as American as the rest of us—but can he be?

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    Allen French

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