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Finlay

[fin-ley, -lee, fin-lahy for 1; fin-lee for 2]
noun
  1. Car·los Juan [kahr-lohs wahn] /ˈkɑr loʊs wɑn/, 1833–1915, U.S. physician, born in Cuba: first to suggest mosquito as carrier of yellow fever.
  2. a river in N British Columbia, Canada, flowing SE to join the Parsnip River in forming the Peace River. 250 miles (402 km) long.
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  • With Dr. Finlay I had had a home but only money enough to clothe me decently.

    An Orkney Maid

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

  • For Finlay had no thought that he was distrusted, discovered, tracked.

    The Northern Iron

    George A. Birmingham

  • At breakfast the next morning James Hope spoke again about Finlay.

    The Northern Iron

    George A. Birmingham

  • But I am going to trust you fully, and tell you why we are going to Finlay's house to-day.

    The Northern Iron

    George A. Birmingham

  • If Finlay was pretending to be terrified he acted marvellously well.

    The Northern Iron

    George A. Birmingham


British Dictionary definitions for finlay

Finlay

noun
  1. Carlos Juan (ˈkarlos xwan). 1833–1915, Cuban physician: discovered that the mosquito was the vector of yellow fever
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