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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southern California, an industrial and residential suburb of Los Angeles. Population: 85,400.
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel 1804-1864. American writer whose novels, such as The Scarlet Letter (1850) and The House of the Seven Gables (1851), and short stories, including "Young Goodman Brown” (1835), are marked by elegant prose and moralistic and spiritual themes.

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  • proper n. A topographic or habitational surname for someone who lived near a hawthorn hedge or in a place with such a name.

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  • n. United States writer of novels and short stories mostly on moral themes (1804-1864)

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