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  1. William,1759–1828, U.S. architect, born in the British Virgin Islands.
  2. a town in NE Colorado.
  3. a male given name.
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  • Then you're kidding about that horse going to start in the Thornton Stakes.

    Old Man Curry

    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan

  • Mr. Thornton has something to say to you,—a matter of business.

    Dr. Sevier

    George W. Cable

  • “Often,” said Mrs. Thornton to her husband, interpreting the half-articulated reply.

    Dr. Sevier

    George W. Cable

  • “Mr. Thornton,” she whispered, huskily, and could say no more.

    Dr. Sevier

    George W. Cable

  • "I don't think she is very considerate," Mrs. Thornton hinted.

    The Man Who Wins

    Robert Herrick