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Patterson

[pat-er-suh n] /ˈpæt ər sən/
noun
1.
Eleanor Medill ("Cissy") 1884–1948, U.S. newspaper editor and publisher.
2.
Floyd, 1935–2006, U.S. boxer: world heavyweight champion 1956–59, 1960–62.
3.
Frederick Douglass, 1901–1988, U.S. educator; founder of United Negro College Fund.
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  • Patterson should have been attacked upon the fifteenth at Bunker Hill.

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  • The brigade had no intention of not making known its reluctance to leave Patterson.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • Stuart, having successfully amused Patterson, was also on hand.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • He had a carriage for me and we drove to Patterson's, and then went over to the hotel.

  • Maroney frequented a saloon kept by a man whom I will call Patterson.

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