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Rathbone

[rath-bohn] /ˈræθ boʊn/
noun
1.
Basil, 1892–1967, English actor, born in South Africa.
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  • Dear old Dr. Rathbone, wise in his generation and big of heart!

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • What a world it must be, when such a man as Mr Rathbone is slandered!

    Principle and Practice Harriet Martineau
  • He told Mr Rathbone the amount of his salary, and that of his expenditure.

    Principle and Practice Harriet Martineau
  • One of the speakers was Mrs. Carew—there was no doubting this—the other was Mr. Rathbone.

    The Millionaire Baby

    Anna Katharine Green
  • I have two hand-screens that he painted for a shop in Rathbone Place.

    What Will He Do With It, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • "Rathbone's just written to accept in his place," said Harry, taking out a letter.

    The Limit Ada Leverson
  • Of course I refused that—one must keep up one's prestige, Mr. Rathbone.

    The Limit Ada Leverson
  • "Perhaps they didn't want to be seen," said Rathbone brilliantly.

    The Limit Ada Leverson
  • "I don't see why you should worry if Romer doesn't," said Rathbone.

    The Limit Ada Leverson
  • Major Rathbone, exhausted by the loss of blood, was carried home.

    Abraham Lincoln William Eleroy Curtis

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