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Peary

[peer-ee] /ˈpɪər i/
noun
1.
Robert Edwin, 1856–1920, U.S. admiral and arctic explorer.
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  • You've got to help me on my one chance of bringing the Peary's men out alive!

    Under Arctic Ice H.G. Winter
  • He, hunting for the Peary, when all those planes and men had failed!

    Under Arctic Ice H.G. Winter
  • Beautiful with a wild yet scientific beauty was the Peary, but she was not free.

    Under Arctic Ice H.G. Winter
  • Chanley Beddoes had slain one of them; if only the Peary's crew had not killed more!

    Under Arctic Ice H.G. Winter
  • These seal-creatures, strange seed of the Arctic ice, had trapped the Peary all too well.

    Under Arctic Ice H.G. Winter
  • Cooped in their transparent cell, the crew of the submarine Peary waited the end.

    Under Arctic Ice H.G. Winter
  • On what ocean did Peary sail on his journey to the North Pole?

    Where We Live Emilie Van Beil Jacobs
  • Peary has written a book in which he tells about his travels.

    Where We Live Emilie Van Beil Jacobs
  • It reminded us of Mrs. Peary's description of native smells in Greenland.

    A Woman who went to Alaska May Kellogg Sullivan
  • On the first and the last of Peary's expeditions, success was marred by tragedy.

British Dictionary definitions for Peary

Peary

/ˈpɪərɪ/
noun
1.
Robert Edwin. 1856–1920, US arctic explorer, generally regarded as the first man to reach the North Pole (1909)
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