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Henry, 1622–95, English poet and mystic.
Sarah (Lois), 1924–90, U.S. jazz singer.
a town in SW Ontario, in S Canada, near Toronto.
a male given name: from a Welsh word meaning “small.”



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Henry. 1622–95, Welsh mystic poet, best known for his Silex Scintillans (1650; 1655)
Dame Janet (Maria). 1899–1993, British physician and university official: helped set up Britain's first National Blood Transfusion Service (1939): after World War II, became Britain's expert on the effects of radiation on humans; Principal of Somerville College, Oxford (1945–67)
Sarah (Lois). 1924–90, US jazz vocalist and pianist, noted esp for her skill in vocal improvisation
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