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Cowley

[ kou-lee, koo- ]
/ ˈkaʊ li, ˈku- /
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noun

Abraham, 1618–67, English poet.
Malcolm, 1898–1989, U.S. writer, critic, and editor.

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Cowley
/ (ˈkaʊlɪ) /

noun

Abraham. 1618–67, English poet and essayist, who introduced the Pindaric ode to English literature
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