Matthew Fon·taine [fon-teyn, fon-teyn] /fɒnˈteɪn, ˈfɒn teɪn/, 1806–73, U.S. naval officer and scientist.
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The Abbe Maury had talked too long, and for some time had failed to interest the members.
Maury and John, it sounds as though there were enough for four.
Out of the darkness to the north came Maury Stafford with a scouting party.
He rode on, the aide, the courier, and Maury Stafford yet with him.
Or so thought Maury Stafford, riding silently with the aide and the courier.
British Dictionary definitions for maury
Matthew Fontaine. 1806–73, US pioneer hydrographer and oceanographer
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[môr′ē]Matthew Fontaine 1806-1873
American naval officer and oceanographer who charted the currents and winds of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans and wrote the pioneering book Physical Geography of the Sea (1855).
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