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Van Loon

[van loon, lohn] /væn ˈlun, ˈloʊn/
Hendrik Willem
[hen-drik vil-uh m] /ˈhɛn drɪk ˈvɪl əm/ (Show IPA),
1882–1944, U.S. author, born in the Netherlands. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • “I am Professor Van Loon,” the man said in a voice that was low, melodious and dreamy.

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    Roy J. Snell
  • Mrs. Van Loon was a little confused when she saw such a well-dressed gentleman in her poor room.

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