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McGuffey

[muh-guhf-ee] /məˈgʌf i/
noun
1.
William Holmes, 1800–73, U.S. educator: editor of the Eclectic Readers, a series of school readers.
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  • Then they clambered out to where Wedge McGuffey was perched.

    The Boy Scouts of Lenox

    Frank V. Webster
  • Then bounding down the gorge he finds McGuffey kneeling at the point.

    Foes in Ambush Charles King
  • The original Mr. McGuffey was very strong for illustrations.

  • Mr. McGuffey was already seated and disposing of his meal when Mr. Gibney entered.

    Captain Scraggs Peter B. Kyne
  • Perhaps McGuffey will have heart enough to telephone into the city for a tug.

    Captain Scraggs Peter B. Kyne
  • Mr. McGuffey considered a few moments and made his decision.

    Captain Scraggs Peter B. Kyne
  • "All's well that ends well, gentlemen," Mr. McGuffey announced.

    Captain Scraggs Peter B. Kyne
  • "It's cold down here nights, Gib," McGuffey opined presently.

    Captain Scraggs Peter B. Kyne
  • "He'll die when the freight claims come in," Mr. McGuffey chortled.

    Captain Scraggs Peter B. Kyne
  • For one hundred dollars each, McGuffey an' I will sail her in for you, sir.

    Captain Scraggs Peter B. Kyne

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