Finlay

[fin-ley, -lee, fin-lahy for 1; fin-lee for 2]
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noun

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.
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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Contemporary Examples of finlay

  • The asking price was $550,000, and Finlay says he got nearly that from a New York collector.

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    Judith H. Dobrzynski

    February 23, 2009

Historical Examples of finlay

  • With Dr. Finlay I had had a home but only money enough to clothe me decently.

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    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

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

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    George A. Birmingham

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

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    George A. Birmingham

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

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    George A. Birmingham

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

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    George A. Birmingham


British Dictionary definitions for finlay

Finlay

noun

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