Maury

[mawr-ee, mor-ee]
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noun

Matthew Fon·taine [fon-teyn, fon-teyn] /fɒnˈteɪn, ˈfɒn teɪn/, 1806–73, U.S. naval officer and scientist.

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Historical Examples of maury

  • The Abbe Maury had talked too long, and for some time had failed to interest the members.

    Scaramouche

    Rafael Sabatini

  • Maury and John, it sounds as though there were enough for four.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • Out of the darkness to the north came Maury Stafford with a scouting party.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • He rode on, the aide, the courier, and Maury Stafford yet with him.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • Or so thought Maury Stafford, riding silently with the aide and the courier.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston


British Dictionary definitions for maury

Maury

noun

Matthew Fontaine. 1806–73, US pioneer hydrographer and oceanographer
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maury in Science

Maury

[môrē]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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