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Carpentier

[kahr-puh n-tyair; Spanish kahr-pen-tyer] /ˌkɑr pənˈtyɛər; Spanish kɑr pɛnˈtyɛr/
noun
1.
Alejo [uh-ley-hoh;; Spanish ah-le-haw] /əˈleɪ hoʊ;; Spanish ɑˈlɛ hɔ/ (Show IPA), 1904–80, Cuban novelist, writer, and musicologist.
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  • Madame Carpentier's earrings were two great pearls, worth at least two hundred dollars.

    Strange True Stories of Louisiana George Washington Cable
  • If it is as certain as this we shall put our money on Carpentier.

  • It took him all his time to remember that a harp was like water and Carpentier like a Greek god.

    Balloons Elizabeth Bibesco
  • Bridau's hand was grasped by Mignonnet, Carpentier, and several others.

    The Two Brothers Honore de Balzac
  • Carpentier, not to be outdone, draws for me a huge fist encased in a boxing glove.

    My Wonderful Visit Charlie Chaplin
  • It was included in the scope of Carpentier's punch, we feared.

    Pieces of Hate Heywood Broun
  • We are not a turncoat; we had hoped that Carpentier would win.

    Plum Pudding Christopher Morley
  • Carpentier, at the opposite corner, was apparently at ease; sat smilingly in his gray and black gown, watching the airplanes.

    Plum Pudding Christopher Morley
  • It was gone the instant Carpentier came in sight of his ninety thousand.

    Pieces of Hate Heywood Broun
  • Carpentier, too, must have been leaving something to the gods, for his tactics were wildly reckless.

    Plum Pudding Christopher Morley
British Dictionary definitions for Carpentier

Carpentier

/French karpɑ̃tje/
noun
1.
Georges (ʒɔrʒ), known as Gorgeous Georges. 1894–1975, French boxer: world light-heavyweight champion (1920–22)
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