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Ellet

[el-it] /ˈɛl ɪt/
noun
1.
Charles, Jr. 1810–62, U.S. civil engineer: builder of suspension bridges.
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  • On our side, no one was injured except Colonel Ellet, who had performed such unexampled feats with his little rams.

    The Secret Service. Albert D. Richardson
  • Mrs. Ellet in her sketch of Mrs. Clark says a week was spent at this place.

    Old Fort Snelling Marcus L. Hansen
  • Whether old Mr. Ellet was satisfied with her physical and mental progress, Ruth had no means of knowing.

    Ruth Hall Fanny Fern
  • “Take her aft the wheelhouse,” says Colonel Ellet to the pilot.

    My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field Charles Carleton Coffin
  • Very generous of you,” said Mr. Ellet, infinitely relieved; “very.

    Ruth Hall Fanny Fern
  • Colonel Ellet was the only one injured on board the Union fleet.

    My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field Charles Carleton Coffin
  • Mrs. Ellet's Domestic History of the Revolution, pages 106-116.

  • Yes, I know,” said Mr. Ellet; “but you are better off than I am, doctor.

    Ruth Hall Fanny Fern
  • Another of Ellet's rams ran at full speed into the General Lovell, cutting her in twain.

    The Secret Service. Albert D. Richardson
  • Here I was placed under the charge of Colonel Ellet, a (p. 465) very irascible person.

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