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system of color classification, 1905, named for U.S. painter and professor Albert H. Munsell (1858-1918), who developed it.

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  • This Mr. munsell seems to have most successfully accomplished.

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  • "Go ahead," said the suave gentleman, whose name was munsell.

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  • No doubt at all that he already crossed her trail at munsell's agency.

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  • Then he had heard from munsell about a woman who had bought land along the Causeway the day before he had made his own purchase.

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  • Hers had been first choice of Mr. munsell's lots; she had deliberately chosen the numbers from half of 210 to 220.

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