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Whittier

[hwit-ee-er, wit-] /ˈʰwɪt i ər, ˈwɪt-/
noun
1.
John Greenleaf
[green-leef] /ˈgrinˌlif/ (Show IPA),
1807–92, U.S. poet.
2.
a city in SW California, E of Los Angeles.
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  • It was on this three-mile strip that Whittier made his home for his whole life.

    Whittier-land Samuel T. Pickard
  • It was christened by Whittier with the poem which has permanently fixed its name.

    Whittier-land Samuel T. Pickard
  • It was about a century old when the boy Whittier scribbled his first rhymes upon it.

    Whittier-land Samuel T. Pickard
  • The little mirror that stands on it is the one by which Whittier shaved most of his life.

    Whittier-land Samuel T. Pickard
  • Mr. Whittier told this story to explain the odd name he had given his ox.

    Whittier-land Samuel T. Pickard
British Dictionary definitions for Whittier

Whittier

/ˈwɪtɪə/
noun
1.
John Greenleaf. 1807–92, US poet and humanitarian: a leading campaigner in the antislavery movement. His poems include Snow-Bound (1866)
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