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Parrington

[par-ing-tuh n] /ˈpær ɪŋ tən/
noun
1.
Vernon Louis, 1871–1929, U.S. literary historian and critic.
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  • It was, it must be, the window to which the intrepid Parrington had descended from the one above.

    A Thief in the Night E. W. Hornung
  • "No, they were to go straight to Mindanao," said Parrington.

    Banzai! Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
  • "It is certainly kind of them to send us a boat," said Parrington.

    Banzai! Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
  • Parrington felt for the railing behind him and leaned against it for support.

    Banzai! Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
  • "Yes, it is the Japanese steamer," said Parrington to himself.

    Banzai! Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
  • The colonel went into the guard-room while Parrington remained in the street.

    Banzai! Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
  • Harryman and Parrington walked along the quay in silence, their steps resounding loudly in the stillness of the night.

    Banzai! Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
  • While the Mindoro reduced her speed noticeably, Parrington looked across at the strange vessel through his glasses.

    Banzai! Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
  • Parrington went into his cabin, opened his desk, and searched through it with nervous haste.

    Banzai! Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
  • Parrington at once opened fire on the hostile ship, and in a few minutes the latter had to pay heavily for her carelessness.

    Banzai! Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff

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