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Macpherson

[muh k-fur-suh n] /məkˈfɜr sən/
noun
1.
James, 1736–96, Scottish author and translator.
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  • That individual, I found out, was a Scotchman of the name of Macpherson.

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  • I recognised it as belonging to Macpherson, of Hobart, who was in the habit of letting it out.

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  • At length Hugh referred to the object of his application to Macpherson.

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  • As it was, ere he had time to suffocate, Macpherson was on the spot.

    Earth's Enigmas Charles G. D. Roberts
  • Nothing could make them forget what Macpherson had just done.

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  • Macpherson was a Scotchman, therefore it was the duty of Scotchmen to side with him.

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  • "It's a verra bad business for me," said Macpherson ruefully.

  • That the trick as above was explained to me late at night, after Macpherson had had "one or two."

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Macpherson

/məkˈfɜːsən/
noun
1.
James. 1736–96, Scottish poet and translator. He published supposed translations of the legendary Gaelic poet Ossian, in reality largely his own work
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