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  1. Charles,1791–1823, Irish poet.
  2. James,1727–59, English general.
  3. Thomas (Clay·ton) [kleyt-n] /ˈkleɪt n/, 1900–38, U.S. novelist.
  4. TomThomas Kennerly Wolfe, Jr., born 1931, U.S. novelist and journalist.
  5. a male given name.
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  1. James. 1727–59, English soldier, who commanded the British capture of Quebec, in which he was killed
  2. Thomas (Clayton). 1900–38, US novelist, noted for his autobiographical fiction, esp Look Homeward, Angel (1929)
  3. Tom, full name Thomas Kennerly Wolfe. born 1931, US author and journalist; his books include The Right Stuff (1979) and the novels Bonfire of the Vanities (1987), and A Man in Full (1998)
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