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Mansfield

[manz-feeld] /ˈmænzˌfild/
noun
1.
Katherine (Kathleen Beauchamp Murry) 1888–1923, English short-story writer.
2.
Michael Joseph ("Mike") 1903–2001, U.S. politician: senator 1953–77.
3.
Richard, 1857–1907, U.S. actor, born in Germany.
4.
Mount, a mountain in N Vermont: highest peak of the Green Mountains, 4393 feet (1339 meters).
5.
a city in W Nottinghamshire, in central England.
6.
a city in N Ohio.
7.
a town in N Connecticut.
8.
a town in SE Massachusetts.
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  • Judge Coffinberry is a native of Mansfield, Ohio, having been born in that town in 1818.

  • Mansfield owed nothing to his noble relations, who were poor and uninfluential.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • Meade gave back, back—and then Mansfield came in thunder to reinforce the blue.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • The hat started; Pontifex drew a stranger; so did Mansfield.

    Follow My leader Talbot Baines Reed
  • “More row than ever this year,” said Mansfield, as he followed Cresswell into his study.

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British Dictionary definitions for Mansfield

Mansfield1

/ˈmænsˌfiːld/
noun
1.
a town in central England, in W Nottinghamshire: former coal-mining and cotton-textiles industries. Pop: 69 987 (2001)

Mansfield2

/ˈmænsˌfiːld/
noun
1.
Katherine, real name Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp. 1888–1923, British writer, born in New Zealand, noted for her short stories, such as those in Bliss (1920) and The Garden Party (1922)
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