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Furness

[fur-nis]
noun
  1. Horace Howard,1833–1912, and his son Horace Howard, 1865–1930, U.S. Shakespearean scholars and editors.
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Examples from the Web for furness

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  • Nor can Furness be derived exclusively from the Furness district of Lancashire.

    The Romance of Names

    Ernest Weekley

  • I wrote to you from Trenton by a Mr. Furness which I hope you have received.

  • Joey looked up into his face; there was no mistake; it was Furness, the schoolmaster.

    The Poacher

    Frederick Marryat

  • That drunken fool, Furness, proposed throwing me over the bridge.

    The Poacher

    Frederick Marryat

  • Rushbrook opened it, and Mr Furness, the schoolmaster, made his appearance.

    The Poacher

    Frederick Marryat


British Dictionary definitions for furness

Furness

noun
  1. a region in NW England in Cumbria, forming a peninsula between the Irish Sea and Morecambe Bay
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