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[el-mer] /ˈɛl mər/
a male given name: from Old English words meaning “noble” and “famous.”. Unabridged
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  • The stealthy footfalls told Elmer that his foe was heading straight for the river bank and that he was in the Ute's path.

    The Air Ship Boys H.L. Sayler
  • Anybody's beans are better than Elmer's, they couldn't help bein'.

    Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Nor did Elmer have the slightest idea of trying to keep either of his chums in restraint longer.

    Great Hike Alan Douglas
  • But this I affirm to you, Elmer; of politics I am innocent like there never was a cherubim!

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • Just let Elmer show up, and well see what the Lightning was built for.

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