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

  • Clayton, John Middleton 1796-1856. American public official who as secretary of state (1849-1850) negotiated the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty with Great Britain (1850), establishing the neutrality of a proposed canal across Central America.

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  • proper n. Any of several placenames in England and elsewhere, from Old English clæg ("clay") + tūn ("enclosure, settlement").
  • proper n. A habitational surname from the placename.
  • proper n. A male given name from the surname.

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