[hwit-nee, wit-]


Eli,1765–1825, U.S. manufacturer and inventor.
John Hay,1904–82, U.S. diplomat and newspaper publisher.
Josiah Dwight,1819–96, U.S. geologist.
William Dwight,1827–94, U.S. philologist and lexicographer (brother of Josiah Dwight).
Mount, a mountain in E California, in the Sierra Nevada. 14,495 feet (4418 meters).
a male given name.

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  • And in the Nicaragua, where Mrs. Whitney lives, the cost of—but it wouldn't be for long.

  • "But why—why—" Mrs. Whitney squeaked and panted, and her breath failed.

  • I owe no thanks to Mrs. Whitney, with her prunes and her prisms and her penny-pinchings.

  • They are both afraid, now that Mrs. Whitney—selfish creature!

  • The wine account—there is one, but it ought to be Mrs. Whitney's; for entertaining.

British Dictionary definitions for whitney




Mount Whitney a mountain in E California: the highest peak in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and in continental US (excluding Alaska). Height: 4418 m (14 495 ft)




Eli. 1765–1825, US inventor of a mechanical cotton gin (1793) and pioneer manufacturer of interchangeable parts
William Dwight. 1827–94, US philologist, noted esp for his Sanskrit Grammar (1879)
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