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Peabody

[pee-bod-ee, -buh-dee] /ˈpiˌbɒd i, -bə di/
noun
1.
Elizabeth Palmer, 1804–94, U.S. educator and reformer: founded the first kindergarten in the U.S.
2.
Endicott, 1857–1944, U.S. educator.
3.
George, 1795–1869, U.S. merchant, banker, and philanthropist in England.
4.
a city in NE Massachusetts.
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  • You saw one in action in the sun-tube with which poor old Peabody was cut in half.

    Slaves of Mercury Nat Schachner
  • He has no identification tag; he releases Peabody; seems not to know the penalties.

    Slaves of Mercury Nat Schachner
  • Cy had hired Lawyer Peabody, of Ostable, to look out for his interests.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Soon's Mrs. Peabody wired you was goin' to ride, me and Ase started to meet you.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • And Peabody he writes to his lawyer friend in Butte, Montana.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
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Peabody

/ˈpiːˌbɒdɪ/
noun
1.
George. 1795–1869, US merchant, banker, and philanthropist in the US and England
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