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Lenoir

[ luh-nwar luh-nawr, -nohr ]

noun

  1. Jean Jo·seph É·tienne [zhah, n, zhoh-, zef, ey-, tyen], 1822–1900, French inventor.
  2. a town in W North Carolina.


Lenoir

/ lĕ-nwär /

  1. French inventor who in 1859 constructed the first practical internal-combustion engine, which was fueled by coal gas and air. He later built a car and a boat that were powered by this engine.


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Arthel Watson got his nickname one night in a furniture store in Lenoir, N.C., in 1951, when he was just 18 years old.

Already have Harkaway and his hard-knuckled companion, Girdwood, been seen in Lenoir's society.

"What a strange fellow that Markby is," thought Pierre Lenoir, looking after him.

This man called himself Pierre Lenoir, although he was known in other ports by other names.

Honoria delivers it to the fair Marie; the fair Marie tells it to M. Lenoir, and the first round is completed.

M'sieur Lenoir said that--that he admired the color of my dress, and that blue became me more than lilac.

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