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Maury

[mawr-ee, mor-ee] /ˈmɔr i, ˈmɒr i/
noun
1.
Matthew Fontaine
[fon-teyn,, fon-teyn] /fɒnˈteɪn,, ˈfɒn teɪn/ (Show IPA),
1806–73, U.S. naval officer and scientist.
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  • The Abbe Maury had talked too long, and for some time had failed to interest the members.

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  • Maury and John, it sounds as though there were enough for four.

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  • Out of the darkness to the north came Maury Stafford with a scouting party.

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  • Or so thought Maury Stafford, riding silently with the aide and the courier.

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  • He rode on, the aide, the courier, and Maury Stafford yet with him.

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  • As she stood, with the light upon her face, Maury Stafford rode by.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • Maury, Magruder; enlisted in fall of 1861; transferred to cavalry.

  • Maury once said, "We have a free press: we have everything."

    Lectures on the French Revolution John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
  • Maury intended to withdraw Liddell during the night of the 9th.

  • Forrest and Maury had about eight thousand men, but tried and true.

British Dictionary definitions for Maury

Maury

/ˈmɔːrɪ/
noun
1.
Matthew Fontaine. 1806–73, US pioneer hydrographer and oceanographer
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Maury in Science
Maury
  (môr'ē)   
American naval officer and oceanographer who charted the currents and winds of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans and wrote the pioneering book Physical Geography of the Sea (1855).
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