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Woolley

[woo l-ee] /ˈwʊl i/
noun
1.
Sir (Charles) Leonard, 1880–1960, English archaeologist and explorer.
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  • He was arrested at our house on March 12th, 1865, by Colonel Woolley's officers.

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  • The "one guard" detailed to accompany me was General Woolley.

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  • Delightful book Mr. Woolley has written about your adventures.

    The Admirable Crichton J. M. Barrie
  • It is as engrossing, Mr. Woolley, as if it were a work of fiction.

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  • Both of them often visited a very thrifty widow by the name of Woolley.

  • Why don't you wait, as Dr. Woolley suggests, six months or a year?

    The "Genius" Theodore Dreiser
  • "Well, that is all," said Dr. Woolley, when he saw she was determined to go.

    The "Genius" Theodore Dreiser
  • Woolley came back to report, that Col. Trimble heard what had happened.

British Dictionary definitions for Woolley

Woolley

/ˈwʊlɪ/
noun
1.
Sir (Charles) Leonard. 1880–1960, British archaeologist, noted for his excavations at Ur in Mesopotamia (1922–34)
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