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abernethy

/ ˌæbəˈnɛθɪ /

noun

  1. a crisp unleavened biscuit


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Word History and Origins

Origin of abernethy1

C19: perhaps named after Dr. John Abernethy (1764–1831), English surgeon interested in diet
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Example Sentences

But, once upon a time, a certain rich miser conceived the design of sponging upon this Abernethy for a medical opinion.

Dr. Abernethy was annoyed by a lady needlessly consulting him about her tongue.

And so he went steadily on, till he had thrown Abernethy into convulsions of laughter.

Abernethy had remembered them by hearing the gentleman recite them but once!

You cant be at Bedford Row (where Abernethy resided) at nine, then?

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