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Rayburn

[rey-burn] /ˈreɪ bɜrn/
noun
1.
Sam, 1882–1961, U.S. lawyer and political leader: Speaker of the House 1940–47, 1949–53, 1955–61.
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  • Rayburn Coving was probably the best rocket-fuel man in the world.

    The Big Tomorrow Paul Lohrman
  • "Your sister, or rather your half-sister," Rayburn began falteringly, and then stopped.

    The Missionary George Griffith
  • "On Sunday I hope you will give it to us both," replied Rayburn.

    The Missionary George Griffith
  • "Rough-hew them as we will," said Rayburn, looking backward.

    The Missionary George Griffith
  • I see that Captain Rayburn has laid his course; how does it agree with yours, Captain?

    Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
  • I guess Rayburn an' I can stand th' racket, though, if th' company can.

    The Aztec Treasure-House Thomas Allibone Janvier
  • The sound of Rayburn's voice had the effect on Young of waking him up.

    The Aztec Treasure-House Thomas Allibone Janvier

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