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Vernon

[vur-nuh n] /ˈvɜr nən/
noun
1.
Edward ("Old Grog") 1684–1757, British admiral.
2.
a town in N Connecticut.
3.
a city in S British Columbia, in SW Canada.
4.
a city in N Texas.
5.
a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “springlike.”.
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  • Here are children in abundance, and what benefit could have accrued to me from his purchasing Vernon?

    Lady Susan Jane Austen
  • Mr. Vernon set off for London as soon as she had determined what should be done.

    Lady Susan Jane Austen
  • My dear Mother,—Mr. Vernon returned on Thursday night, bringing his niece with him.

    Lady Susan Jane Austen
  • In the intervals of painting Vernon always sought to exercise his other art.

  • Vernon was quite of this opinion in regard to his favourite sport.

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