- Alexander JohnAlexander John Sharpe, 1814–90, English phonetician and mathematician.
- (Henry) Have·lock [hav-lok] /ˈhæv lɒk/, 1859–1939, English psychologist and writer.
- an old woman, a personification of old age, who defeated Thor in a wrestling match.
Origin of Elli
< Icelandic elli, literally, old age. Cf. eld
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The congressman was able to ride those credentials to a comfortable 57 percent to 43 percent victory over Ellis.Tea Party Holds Ground in GOP Primaries
August 6, 2014
The first human being to come through Ellis Island was an unaccompanied minor.
Thousands of unaccompanied minors followed her through Ellis Island.
He promised that Ellis "will have access to funds that will be helpful to his campaign."Big Business Vs. Libertarians in the GOP
June 12, 2014
They had a delicatessen first in Brooklyn, then in Queens, and they entered the country legally through Ellis Island.A College Degree Worth the Wait
June 1, 2014
The result of her hours of thought and prayer was that she was bound to Professor Ellis.
The doctor bowed; and the subject of Professor Ellis was immediately dropped.
You know, of course, that it is all right about Professor Ellis;—or no!
Then, "Ellis Holbrook, do you know who threw that ball of paper?"
Ellis, he knew, rather looked down on people who did go,—called them low.
- Alexander John . 1814–90, English philologist: made the first systematic survey of the phonology of British dialects
- (Henry) Havelock (ˈhævlɒk). 1859–1939, English essayist: author of works on the psychology of sex
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Ellis(ĕl′ĭs)(Henry) Havelock 1859-1939
- British psychologist and writer known for his pioneering works on sexuality, such as Studies in the Psychology of Sex (seven volumes, 1897-1928).
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