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Sherwood

[shur-woo d] /ˈʃɜrˌwʊd/
noun
1.
Robert Emmet
[em-it] /ˈɛm ɪt/ (Show IPA),
1896–1955, U.S. dramatist.
2.
a town in central Arkansas.
3.
a male given name.
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  • The baron, with some of his retainers and all the foresters, halted at daybreak in Sherwood forest.

    Maid Marian Thomas Love Peacock
  • Your right was the stronger in Arlingford, and ours is the stronger in Sherwood.

    Maid Marian Thomas Love Peacock
  • "I'm very superstitious; I am sure it was an imp," Miss Sherwood said.

    The Gentleman From Indiana Booth Tarkington
  • "Mr. Macauley has asked to sit at our table," Mrs. Sherwood said to Helen.

    The Gentleman From Indiana Booth Tarkington
  • So we applied here to Miss Sherwood, and that's why we had this meeting.

    The Gentleman From Indiana Booth Tarkington
British Dictionary definitions for Sherwood

Sherwood

/ˈʃɜːˌwʊd/
noun
1.
Robert Emmet. 1896–1955, US dramatist. His plays include The Petrified Forest (1935), Idiot's Delight (1936), and There shall be no Night (1940)
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