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

  • Barlow, Joel 1754-1812. American poet and diplomat in Algiers (1795-1797). Among his noted poetic works are "The Hasty Pudding” (1796) and the epic Columbiad (1807).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The name of several villages in north-eastern England.
  • proper n. A habitational surname originating from one of these villages.
  • proper n. The name of several towns in the United States, either named after one of the English villages or a person bearing the surname.


From Old English bere ("barley") + hlāw ("hill") or lēah ("wood,clearing"). (Wiktionary)



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