Vernon

[vur-nuh n]
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noun

EdwardOld Grog, 1684–1757, British admiral.
a town in N Connecticut.
a city in S British Columbia, in SW Canada.
a city in N Texas.
a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “springlike.”

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  • Here are children in abundance, and what benefit could have accrued to me from his purchasing Vernon?

    Lady Susan

    Jane Austen

  • Mr. Vernon set off for London as soon as she had determined what should be done.

    Lady Susan

    Jane Austen

  • My dear Mother,—Mr. Vernon returned on Thursday night, bringing his niece with him.

    Lady Susan

    Jane Austen

  • In the intervals of painting Vernon always sought to exercise his other art.

  • Vernon was silent: none of his habitual defences served him in this hour.