from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Alger, Horatio 1832-1899. American writer of inspirational adventure books, such as Ragged Dick (1867), featuring impoverished boys who through hard work and virtue achieve great wealth and respect.
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- proper n. A male given name, a variant of Elgar.
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- n. United States author of inspirational adventure stories for boys; virtue and hard work overcome poverty (1832-1899)
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