- Margaret Wilson,1828–97, Scottish novelist.
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Examples from the Web for oliphant
But then Oliphant and Shaun Walker of The Guardian saw something quite different.Putin’s “Humanitarian” Convoy Nears Ukraine, APCs Cross in Secret
August 14, 2014
Have you heard that Oliphant has been dangerously ill, at N. York?
And now I see that Mrs. Oliphant hints at something of the sort.Letters of Edward FitzGerald in Two Volumes
Mr. Oliphant snapped his pistol at him, forgetting that it was empty.The Red True Story Book
John Wilbye is styled by Oliphant the first of madrigal writers.
Captain Oliphant felt decidedly hurt by the manner of his going.Roger Ingleton, Minor
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- Sir Mark Laurence Elwin. 1901–2000, British nuclear physicist, born in Australia
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Word Origin and History for oliphant
obsolete form of elephant, c.1200; also used in Middle English with sense "ivory horn."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper