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[muh k-fur-suh n] /məkˈfɜr sən/
James, 1736–96, Scottish author and translator. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • That individual, I found out, was a Scotchman of the name of Macpherson.

    Adventures and Recollections Bill o'th' Hoylus End
  • I recognised it as belonging to Macpherson, of Hobart, who was in the habit of letting it out.

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

    David Elginbrod George MacDonald
  • 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.

    Earth's Enigmas Charles G. D. Roberts
  • Macpherson was a Scotchman, therefore it was the duty of Scotchmen to side with him.

    Art in England

    Dutton Cook
  • "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."

    Indian Conjuring L. H. Branson
British Dictionary definitions for Macpherson


James. 1736–96, Scottish poet and translator. He published supposed translations of the legendary Gaelic poet Ossian, in reality largely his own work
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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