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Peabody

[pee-bod-ee, -buh-dee]
noun
  1. Elizabeth Palmer,1804–94, U.S. educator and reformer: founded the first kindergarten in the U.S.
  2. Endicott,1857–1944, U.S. educator.
  3. George,1795–1869, U.S. merchant, banker, and philanthropist in England.
  4. a city in NE Massachusetts.
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Contemporary Examples of peabody

Historical Examples of peabody

  • You saw one in action in the sun-tube with which poor old Peabody was cut in half.

    Slaves of Mercury

    Nat Schachner

  • He has no identification tag; he releases Peabody; seems not to know the penalties.

    Slaves of Mercury

    Nat Schachner

  • Cy had hired Lawyer Peabody, of Ostable, to look out for his interests.

    Cy Whittaker's Place

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • "I told Miss Dawes of the photograph and what it proved," went on Peabody.

    Cy Whittaker's Place

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • And Peabody he writes to his lawyer friend in Butte, Montana.

    Cy Whittaker's Place

    Joseph C. Lincoln


British Dictionary definitions for peabody

Peabody

noun
  1. George. 1795–1869, US merchant, banker, and philanthropist in the US and England
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