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[preb-uh l] /ˈprɛb əl/
Edward, 1761–1807, U.S. naval officer. Unabridged
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  • Engaged for two years, she and Mr. Preble had been, and the wedding day all set.

    Torchy, Private Sec. Sewell Ford
  • He did not know desert hospitality, excepting what he had met at the Preble ranch.

    The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie
  • He is a shrewd, shifty old rounder, Preble; no more and no less.

    Pirates' Hope Francis Lynde
  • They now looked to Preble to give them a little active service.

  • Upon this hill is the old cemetery containing Preble's grave.

  • When the war was over, Preble no longer grew red in the face or swore.

    Pike & Cutlass George Gibbs
  • The Emperor soon found what sort of a man he had to deal with, and Preble had no further trouble with him.

    Twelve Naval Captains Molly Elliot Seawell
  • He gave permission to Preble to cut the brig out, if possible.

    Twelve Naval Captains Molly Elliot Seawell
  • It was said of Preble that he had the worst temper and the best heart in the world.

    American Men of Action Burton E. Stevenson
  • "Hello, Preble," he grunted, casting his gross body into a chair.

    Pirates' Hope Francis Lynde

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