- a large, yellow, juicy variety of pear.
Origin of Bartlett1
1825–35, Americanism; so named by Enoch Bartlett of Dorchester, Mass.
Also called Bartlett pear.
- John,1820–1905, U.S. publisher: compiled Familiar Quotations.
- John Russell,1805–86, U.S. editor and bibliographer of early Americana.
- Josiah,1729–95, U.S. physician and statesman.
- Paul Wayland,1865–1925, U.S. sculptor.
- Robert Abram,1875–1946, U.S. arctic explorer, born in Newfoundland.
- Vernon,1894–1983, English writer.
- a town in SW Tennessee.
- a town in NE Illinois.
- a male given name, form of Bartholomew.
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Now, as to Mr. Bartlett's support for the Lincoln option: this is an absolutely, positively, wildly irresponsible idea.Obama’s Debt Ceiling ‘Lincoln’ Option
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Finally, Bartlett addresses the real elephant in the room: much of the conservative opposition to a VAT is ideologically based.
Bartlett goes on to note, and I must concur, that the odds of a VAT in the near future are quite slim.
With this Bartlett drew his coat sleeve across his mouth and departed.
"It wasn't very polite," said Mrs. Bartlett with some asperity.
Bartlett spoke only once, and then to the professor, who sat next to him.
Bartlett sat there for one moment the picture of baffled rage.
I guess Bartlett thinks the book belongs to him by this time.
- the Williams pear, used esp in the US and generally of tinned pears
named after Enoch Bartlett (1779–1860), of Dorchester, Mass., who marketed it in the US
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