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

  • Taft, Helen 1861-1943. First Lady of the United States (1909-1913) as the wife of President William Howard Taft. She arranged for the planting of several thousand cherry trees around Washington, D.C.
  • Taft, William Howard 1857-1930. The 27th President of the United States (1909-1913), whose term was marked by antitrust activity and passage of the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act (1909). He later served as the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1921-1930).

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  • proper n. A surname.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In plumbing, to turn outwardly at a sharp angle and expand (the extremity of a lead pipe) into a wide edge or fastening flange.
  • n. In plumbing, that modification of the end of a lead pipe by which it is turned sharply outward into a broad flat rim.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 27th President of the United States and later chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1857-1930)
  • n. United States sculptor (1860-1936)


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