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Perkins

[pur-kinz] /ˈpɜr kɪnz/
noun
1.
Frances, 1882–1965, U.S. sociologist: Secretary of Labor 1933–45.
2.
Maxwell (Evarts) 1884–1947, U.S. editor.
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  • But Mr. Perkins does not take the word of a stranger at random.

    Concerning Cats Helen M. Winslow
  • Perkins did the rougher work, and was always on hand when he was wanted.

  • Perkins came to him, Perkins who had an agency in Manchester.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • And Mr. Perkins, the elder Mr. Perkins, I mean, is he the lawyer?

    The Film of Fear Arnold Fredericks
  • In an hour Perkins had the entire machinery of his office in motion.

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