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Finlay

[fin-ley, -lee, fin-lahy for 1; fin-lee for 2] /ˈfɪn leɪ, -li, fɪnˈlaɪ for 1; ˈfɪn li for 2/
noun
1.
Carlos Juan
[kahr-lohs wahn] /ˈkɑr loʊs wɑn/ (Show IPA),
1833–1915, U.S. physician, born in Cuba: first to suggest mosquito as carrier of yellow fever.
2.
a river in N British Columbia, Canada, flowing SE to join the Parsnip River in forming the Peace River. 250 miles (402 km) long.
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  • Finlay had betrayed many men, had earned the basest wages a man can earn—the wages of a spy.

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  • With Dr. Finlay I had had a home but only money enough to clothe me decently.

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  • We had to change our senior counsel at the last moment, because Mr. Finlay was engaged on an Election Committee.

  • For Finlay had no thought that he was distrusted, discovered, tracked.

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  • Unlike Finlay, who draws pictures from poems, we procure pictures from Bok and write poems about them.

  • If Finlay was pretending to be terrified he acted marvellously well.

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  • After peace had been restored, Finlay represented the matter so strongly that the monopoly was re-established.

  • Two others followed, holding Finlay, gagged and bound, by the arms.

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  • The consequence of this neglect was seen in the details of Finlay's reports as he travelled from Quebec to Montreal.

British Dictionary definitions for Finlay

Finlay

/ˈfɪnlɪ/
noun
1.
Carlos Juan (ˈkarlos xwan). 1833–1915, Cuban physician: discovered that the mosquito was the vector of yellow fever
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