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Clark, born 1920, U.S. jazz trumpet and flugelhorn player and singer.
Ellen (Alicia or Alice) 1848?–1928, English actress.
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a male given name, form of Terrence or Theodore.
a female given name, form of Theresa.
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terry (ˈtɛrɪ)
n , pl -ries
1.  an uncut loop in the pile of towelling or a similar fabric
2.  a.  a fabric with such a pile on both sides
 b.  (as modifier): a terry towel
[C18: perhaps variant of terret]

Terry (ˈtɛrɪ)
1.  Dame Ellen. 1847--1928, British actress, noted for her Shakespearean roles opposite Sir Henry Irving and for her correspondence with George Bernard Shaw
2.  (John) Quinlan (ˈkwɪnlən). born 1937, British architect, noted for his works in neoclassical style, such as the Richmond riverside project (1984)

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Word Origin & History

"loop raised in pile-weaving, left uncut," 1784, possibly an alteration of Fr. tiré "drawn," from pp. of tirer "draw out" (cf. cognate Ger. gezogener Sammet "drawn velvet").
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
terry cloth
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