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

  • Clemens, Roger Born 1962. American baseball player. As a right-handed pitcher mainly with the Boston Red Sox (1985-1996), he set (1986) a major-league record for single game strikeouts at 20, tying that record again in 1996. He earned his unprecedented fifth Cy Young Award in 1998.
  • Clemens, Samuel Langhorne Pen name Mark Twain (twān) 1835-1910. American author who drew on his childhood along the Mississippi River to create masterpieces of humor and sarcasm, including Tom Sawyer (1876) and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884).

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  • n. United States writer and humorist best known for his novels about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (1835-1910)


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