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Kipling

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/ ˈkɪp lɪŋ /
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noun

(Joseph) Rud·yard [ruhd-yerd], /ˈrʌd yərd/, 1865–1936, English author: Nobel Prize 1907.

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Kipling
/ (ˈkɪplɪŋ) /

noun

(Joseph) Rudyard (ˈrʌdjəd). 1865–1936, English poet, short-story writer, and novelist, born in India. His works include Barrack-Room Ballads (1892), the two Jungle Books (1894, 1895), Stalky and Co (1899), Kim (1901), and the Just So Stories (1902): Nobel prize for literature 1907
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