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Curtis

[kur-tis] /ˈkɜr tɪs/
noun
1.
Benjamin Robbins, 1809–74, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1851–57; resigned in dissent over Dred Scott case.
2.
Charles, 1860–1936, vice president of the U.S. 1929–33.
3.
Cyrus Hermann Kotzschmar
[hur-muh n koch-mahr] /ˈhɜr mən ˈkɒtʃ mɑr/ (Show IPA),
1850–1933, U.S. publisher.
4.
George Ticknor
[tik-ner] /ˈtɪk nər/ (Show IPA),
1812–94, U.S. attorney and writer.
5.
George William, 1824–92, U.S. essayist, editor, and reformer.
6.
a male given name: from an Old French word meaning “courteous.”.
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  • Curtis claims it was because he was the handsomest of the boys.
  • Curtis has spoken in the past of his disappointment at never being awarded an oscar.
  • Curtis arrives at the audition he brings in the first actor, who fails miserably.
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  • The zest Curtis showed in horse racing was expressed in his political career.

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