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Minto

[min-toh] /ˈmɪn toʊ/
noun
1.
Gilbert John Elliot-Murray-Kynynmond
[el-ee-uh t-mur-ee-ki-nin-muh nd,, -muhr-ee-,, el-yuh t-] /ˈɛl i ətˈmɜr i kɪˈnɪn mənd,, -ˈmʌr i-,, ˈɛl yət-/ (Show IPA),
4th Earl of, 1845–1914, British colonial administrator: governor general of Canada 1898–1904; viceroy of India 1905–10.
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  • It is curious to note that in 1374 the church of Minto belonged to the diocese of Lincoln.

  • Over the leaves in Miss Minto's cup she frowned through her clouded glasses.

    Bud Neil Munro
  • Sally's mother, Mrs. Minto, was yawning by the small fire in the grate.

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    Frank Swinnerton
  • Mrs. Minto wriggled her skinny shoulders and fingered her chin.

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  • Mrs. Minto sighed, and looked at the clock, frowning and wriggling her shoulders.

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  • They were not altogether unlike; but Mrs. Minto had taken the wrong turning.

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  • Mr. Minto said he would come in when he chose, and in what state he preferred.

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    Frank Swinnerton
  • Mrs. Minto's eyes were weak, and she could not keep her seams straight.

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    Frank Swinnerton
  • "But that's where a washstand's stood before," wailed Mrs. Minto.

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    Frank Swinnerton
  • "You are worritting and fidgetting, Sally," cried Mrs. Minto, peevishly.

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