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Lanier

[luh-neer]
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noun
  1. Sidney,1842–81, U.S. poet and literary scholar.
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  • Mr. Lanier, tell all you know, to be made more definite later.

    Oswald Langdon

    Carson Jay Lee

  • The elder Lanier has business there, and will be pleased to accompany Sir Charles.

    Oswald Langdon

    Carson Jay Lee

  • Mr. Lanier, I am so sorry to say that I never can become your wife.

    Oswald Langdon

    Carson Jay Lee

  • Suggestions that could come only from Lanier treachery startle him.

    Oswald Langdon

    Carson Jay Lee

  • Thwarted here, Lanier craft resorts to most plausible shift.

    Oswald Langdon

    Carson Jay Lee


Word Origin and History for lanier

Lanier

surname, from Old French lainier "wool-monger," from Latin lana "wool" (see wool).

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