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Kathleen. 1912–53, British contralto; noted for her expressive voice
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  • I say, ferrier, do you mean to say this is intelligible to the meanest understanding?'

    James Frederick Ferrier Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane
  • I do not in the least know what others have guaranteed in relation to Dr. ferrier.

  • ferrier felt lightened, and he shook hands with Larmor before they once more faced the war of the night.

    A Dream of the North Sea James Runciman
  • How strange of ferrier to have told her that he lived in a building that was beautiful!

    Studies in love and in terror Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • ferrier saw an object like a mass of seaweed, but the night was so pitchy that no outline could be made out.

    A Dream of the North Sea James Runciman
Word Origin and History for ferrier

"ferryman," mid-15c., from ferry + -er (1).

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