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Putnam

[ puht-nuhm ]
/ ˈpʌt nəm /
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noun
Herbert, 1861–1955, U.S. librarian: headed Library of Congress 1899–1939.
Israel, 1718–90, American Revolutionary general.
Rufus, 1738–1824, American Revolutionary officer: engineer and colonizer in Ohio.
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Putnam
/ (ˈpʌtnəm) /

noun
Israel. 1718–90, American general in the War of Independence
his cousin Rufus. 1738–1824, American soldier in the War of Independence; surveyor general of the US (1796–1803)
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