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Prout

noun
  1. Ebenezer. 1835–1909, English musicologist and composer, noted for his editions of works by Handel and J. S. Bach
  2. William. 1785–1850, English chemist, noted for his modification of the atomic theory
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Historical Examples

  • He concludes with some shorter prayer "prout animus tulerit."

    The Scottish Reformation

    Alexander F. Mitchell

  • Prout did not; his visits there had been few and far between.

  • You see, Mr. Prout, my little Marie has lived with me all her life.

  • "Thank you, Sherard," said Prout, with a genuine feeling of pleasure.

  • Prout could draw a straight line, but I do not believe Raphael could, nor Tintoret.