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Steinmetz

[stahyn-mets] /ˈstaɪn mɛts/
noun
1.
Charles Proteus
[proh-tee-uh s] /ˈproʊ ti əs/ (Show IPA),
1865–1923, U.S. electrical engineer, born in Germany.
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  • One name only struck me; it happened to be a German name—Steinmetz.

    A Stable for Nightmares J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  • After two more calls Steinmetz realized that he was an unwelcome visitor.

  • Steinmetz has done it four times, and killed the patient each time.

    Carlyon Sahib Gilbert Murray
  • Of almost nothing else—you and his enemy Steinmetz; but he forbade me to repeat a word of it.

    Carlyon Sahib Gilbert Murray
  • No, I won't, I'll believe anything you like to tell me about Steinmetz.

    Carlyon Sahib Gilbert Murray
  • I have talked to Steinmetz, and I have talked to Podbielski.

  • This was the flag raised aloft and drooping, which Steinmetz had seen from below.

  • Followed by a large staff, General Steinmetz appeared in the village presently, and approached the King.

    The Memoirs of General P. H. Sheridan, Complete General Philip Henry Sheridan
  • I tell you Steinmetz is an arrogant man, a rash man, an ingenious man, a clumsy man.

    Carlyon Sahib Gilbert Murray
  • There is a thing you ought perhaps to see in this paper—some experiments of Dr. Steinmetz.

    Carlyon Sahib Gilbert Murray

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