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Morris

[ mawr-is, mor- ]
/ ˈmɔr ɪs, ˈmɒr- /
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noun

Esther Hobart Mc·Quigg Slack [muh-kwig-slak], /məˈkwɪg ˈslæk/, 1814–1902, U.S. suffragist.
Gouv·er·neur [guhv-er-neer], /ˌgʌv ərˈnɪər/, 1752–1816, U.S. statesman.
Robert, 1734–1806, U.S. financier and statesman, born in England.
William, 1834–96, English painter, furniture designer, poet, and socialist writer.
Wright, 1910–1998, U.S. novelist.
a male given name, form of Maurice.

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Morris
/ (ˈmɒrɪs) /

noun

William. 1834–96, English poet, designer, craftsman, and socialist writer. He founded the Kelmscott Press (1890)
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