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Oliphant

[ol-uh-fuh nt] /ˈɒl ə fənt/
noun
1.
Margaret Wilson, 1828–97, Scottish novelist.
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  • With a groan Captain Oliphant flung down the second bank-note on the table.

    Roger Ingleton, Minor Talbot Baines Reed
  • Mr. Oliphant snapped his pistol at him, forgetting that it was empty.

  • Blowitz accepted the offer, and when, later on, Oliphant was succeeded by Hardman he remained as assistant correspondent.

  • Captain Oliphant felt decidedly hurt by the manner of his going.

    Roger Ingleton, Minor Talbot Baines Reed
  • That was the scene your picture reminded me of, Miss Oliphant.

    Roger Ingleton, Minor Talbot Baines Reed
  • All the house, in fact, except Captain Oliphant, had done the same.

    Roger Ingleton, Minor Talbot Baines Reed
  • Mrs. Oliphant, in her bright, picturesque style, tells the story of Venice pleasantly and well.

    Reviews Oscar Wilde
  • Captain Oliphant came to his room while these reflections were occupying his mind.

    Roger Ingleton, Minor Talbot Baines Reed
  • Captain Oliphant came to the conclusion he had better finish the letter with the blot than attempt a new one.

    Roger Ingleton, Minor Talbot Baines Reed
British Dictionary definitions for Oliphant

Oliphant

/ˈɒlɪfənt/
noun
1.
Sir Mark Laurence Elwin. 1901–2000, British nuclear physicist, born in Australia
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Word Origin and History for Oliphant

oliphant

n.

obsolete form of elephant, c.1200; also used in Middle English with sense "ivory horn."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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