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

  • Marquis, Donald Robert Perry 1878-1937. American journalist and humorist whose work was collected in volumes such as archy and mehitabel (1927).

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  • The two sisters were looked on as the affianced brides of their cousins; and when grown up, the elder was married to the elder son of the marquis, who, according to the prevalent custom of his country, assumed the title of Marquis, as his brother did that of Vicomte.

    Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851

  • And yet Plantard’s closest confederate in the 1960s and ’70s, Philippe de Chérisey—who is equally vilified by the same critics—was unquestionably the legitimate holder of the title Marquis de Chérisey.

    The Sion Revelation

  • He is a biographee in Marquis, "Who's Who in America" and in "Who's Who in the World".

    Questions and Truth : Coin Collecting News

  • The bass-drum beat is programmed (as is some other percussion) since Antonin Marquis plays his drum and cymbals standing up.

    CMJ Music Marathon: A Few Reasons to Like We Are Wolves - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com

  • WHAT THEY'RE SAYING: Marquis is a guy who can score the ball.

    USATODAY.com

  • In the eighteenth century they also acquired the title of Marquis de Blanchefort, an enigmatic ruin a little under three miles from Rennes-le-Château, usually referred to as a château but, judging from the remaining foundations, not really much more than a watchtower.

    The Sion Revelation

  • Here are a few choice quotes from the latest article on this topic: Jim Marquis is pastor of the New Covenant Worship Center in Wellston, Ohio.

    05/06/2004

  • "The title of Marquis is rare," he wrote, "but we are at this very moment carrying out research on three."

    To the Manor Bought

  • Since Sept. 1, Marquis is 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA since Sept. 1, compared to Millwood's 3-1 with a 4.56.

    USATODAY.com - Millwood won't play vs. Houston

  • Morley's obituary tribute to Marquis is reprinted here from the January 1938 issue of the Saturday Review.

    The Life and Times of Don Marquis

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