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  1. Charles, Jr., 1810–62, U.S. civil engineer: builder of suspension bridges.

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How to use Ellet in a sentence

  • With these wooden rams, without cannon, and without an armed crew, Colonel Ellet proposed to attack and destroy the whole fleet.

  • Colonel Ellet fell with a ball through the knee; but as he lay on the deck, he continued to direct the fight.

  • And then her mother would say, turning to the company, “How very fond Mr. Ellet is of a joke!”

    Ruth Hall | Fanny Fern
  • Whether old Mr. Ellet was satisfied with her physical and mental progress, Ruth had no means of knowing.

    Ruth Hall | Fanny Fern
  • “I thought that stroke would tell,” said the doctor, laughing, as Mr. Ellet closed the door.

    Ruth Hall | Fanny Fern