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Thurber

[thur-ber] /ˈθɜr bər/
noun
1.
James (Grover)
[groh-ver] /ˈgroʊ vər/ (Show IPA),
1894–1961, U.S. writer, caricaturist, and illustrator.
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  • My next meeting with the men who looked so kindly after the "cohabs" was at Thurber.

  • Thurber has a drug department, and advertises them at 'a grocer's profit.'

    A Man of Samples Wm. H. Maher
  • But Thurber was fully cognizant of the necessity for quick action.

    On Secret Service William Nelson Taft
  • But when they had gone over the papers found in the black bag, even Thurber had to admit that he was checkmated.

    On Secret Service William Nelson Taft
  • "Add twenty-six—the total number of letters in the alphabet—to the letter figure for the letter itself," said Thurber.

    On Secret Service William Nelson Taft
  • I had again been for a load of salt, returning with a four-horse team, and had reached Thurber when my son William R. overtook me.

  • It was not long after this that a mysterious little cloud of difference seemed to fall on Thurber Wade.

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  • No one was with him except Mrs. Cleveland and his private secretary, Mr. Thurber, who is also one of my church.

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British Dictionary definitions for Thurber

Thurber

/ˈθɜːbə/
noun
1.
James (Grover). 1894–1961, US humorist and illustrator. He contributed drawings and stories to the New Yorker and his books include Is Sex Necessary? (1929), written with E. B. White
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