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

  • Vanderbilt, Cornelius Known as "Commodore Vanderbilt.” 1794-1877. American transportation promoter and financier who amassed a great fortune through railroad and shipping interests. His heirs included his son William Henry (1821-1885), a financier and philanthropist, and William Henry's sons Cornelius (1843-1899), a railroad director; William Kissam (1849-1920), a railroad executive and philanthropist; Frederick William (1856-1938), a railroad manager; and George Washington (1862-1914), who commissioned Biltmore, the largest private home in America, located in Asheville, North Carolina.

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  • n. United States financier who accumulated great wealth from railroad and shipping businesses (1794-1877)

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  • But the Vanderbilt is a gruelling tournament, and South was battle fatigued.

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  • Vanderbilt is a very good running team (6.2 yards per rushing play against teams that would allow 4.6 yprp to an average team), a good defensive team (5.2 yards per play allowed to teams that would combine to average 5.7 yppl against an average defense), and the Commodores are good on special teams.

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  • Founder of a dynasty, builder of the original Grand Central, creator of an impossibly vast fortune, Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt is an American icon.

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  • While I don't doubt that Sony has interests in those areas, their commitment to emotions over action sounds incredibly positive, Vanderbilt is a very talented writer, and movies about young people aren't always bad.

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  • Darshawn McClellan and Lance Goulbourne also played significant minutes in Vanderbilt's rotation.

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  • And while Vanderbilt is guaranteed its first bowl appearance since 1982 despite its second straight loss, Wake Forest entered the night in a much more precarious position.

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  • As we've heard before, screenwriter James Vanderbilt is putting together such a hefty script for the Spider-Man 3 follow-up that two additional films could be mined from it.

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  • The Rebels (2-2, 0-1) appeared as if they might run away early after forcing a fumble deep in Vanderbilt territory with a 10-0 lead.

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  • The Commodores 'first upset of a ranked team in Vanderbilt Stadium since Sept. 19, 1992, a 31-9 win over then-No.

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  • The show will take place November 6 and November 7, in Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal.

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