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[fin-ley, -lee, fin-lahy for 1; fin-lee for 2] /ˈfɪn leɪ, -li, fɪnˈlaɪ for 1; ˈfɪn li for 2/
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.
a river in N British Columbia, Canada, flowing SE to join the Parsnip River in forming the Peace River. 250 miles (402 km) long. Unabridged
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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


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