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clarence

[klar-uh ns] /ˈklær əns/
noun
1.
a closed, four-wheeled carriage, usually with a glass front, with seats inside for four persons.
Origin of clarence
1830-1840
1830-40; named after Duke of Clarence (1765-1837), later William IV

Clarence

[klar-uh ns] /ˈklær əns/
noun
1.
a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “clear one.”.
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  • clarence did not answer this question directly: 'But,' he objected desperately, 'those were converted Indians.

    The Talking Horse F. Anstey
  • Apropos, Belinda, did not you tell me clarence Hervey is coming to town?

  • "I don't suppose it will surprise you to hear that clarence and I have decided to try a change," Rachael said slowly.

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  • Her dislike to clarence Hervey was apparent, even in her silence.

  • Forward, the latter held a slight superiority; but this was balanced by the inspired goal-keeping of clarence Tresillian.

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British Dictionary definitions for clarence

clarence

/ˈklærəns/
noun
1.
a closed four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage, having a glass front
Word Origin
C19: named after the Duke of Clarence (1765–1837)
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Word Origin and History for clarence

Clarence

surname, from Medieval Latin Clarencia, name of dukedom created 1362 for Lionel, third son of Edward III, so called from town of Clare, Suffolk, whose heiress Lionel married. Used as a masc. proper name from late 19c. As a type of four-wheeled closed carriage, named for the Duke of Clarence, later William IV.

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