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Barnes

[ bahrnz ]
/ bɑrnz /
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noun

Albert Coombs [koomz], /kumz/, 1873–1951, U.S. inventor and art collector.
Djuna (Chap·pell) [joo-nuh -chap-uhl], /ˈdʒu nə ˈtʃæp əl/, 1892–1982, U.S. novelist, poet, and playwright.

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Barnes
/ (bɑːnz) /

noun

Djuna . 1892–1982, US novelist, noted for Nightwood (1936)
William . 1801–86, British poet, best known for Poems of Rural Life in the Dorset Dialect (1879)
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