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Ventris

[ven-tris] /ˈvɛn trɪs/
noun
1.
Michael George Francis, 1922–56, English architect and linguist.
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  • Simulato religionis prtextu, Ventris tyrannidisque su, negotium agentes.

  • I found out indeed this much about her ostensible state, that she was the wife of a cab-driver whose name was Ventris.

    Lore of Proserpine Maurice Hewlett
  • If Quidnunc and Mrs. Ventris were not under our law, neither are the sun, moon and stars, neither are the apes and peacocks.

    Lore of Proserpine Maurice Hewlett
  • Mrs. Ventris was a puzzle to me for a good many years—in fact until Despoina explained to me many things.

    Lore of Proserpine Maurice Hewlett
  • Sometimes, as in Mrs. Ventris's case, fairy-wives play truant for a night or for a season.

    Lore of Proserpine Maurice Hewlett
  • Even there I have never been satisfied that Quidnunc became man to the extent that Mrs. Ventris did.

    Lore of Proserpine Maurice Hewlett
British Dictionary definitions for Ventris

Ventris

/ˈvɛntrɪs/
noun
1.
Michael George Francis. 1922–56, English architect and scholar, who deciphered the Linear B script, identifying it as an early form of Mycenaean Greek
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