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Fraser

[frey-zer] /ˈfreɪ zər/
noun
1.
James Earle, 1876–1953, U.S. sculptor.
2.
(John) Malcolm, born 1930, Australian political leader: prime minister 1975–83.
3.
Peter, 1884–1950, New Zealand statesman, born in Scotland: prime minister 1940–49.
4.
Simon, 1776–1862, Canadian explorer and fur trader, born in the U.S.
5.
a river in SW Canada, flowing S through British Columbia to the Pacific. 695 miles (1119 km) long.
6.
a town in SE Michigan.
7.
a male given name.
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  • And all save Fraser vowed stormily that Matthews would be called to account.

    The Plow-Woman Eleanor Gates
  • Mr. Fraser then said, "In the name of heaven, where did you come from, Edward!"

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • When the Indian appeared, the deer-skin in his arms, Lieutenant Fraser pointed toward the entrance.

    The Plow-Woman Eleanor Gates
  • Five years before Fraser had suddenly burst on the world of science.

  • With the opening of the sockeye season on the Fraser and in the north the Japs abandoned trolling for the gill net.

    Poor Man's Rock Bertrand W. Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for Fraser

Fraser1

/ˈfreɪzə/
noun
1.
a river in SW Canada, in S central British Columbia, flowing northwest, south, and west through spectacular canyons in the Coast Mountains to the Strait of Georgia. Length: 1370 km (850 miles)

Fraser2

/ˈfreɪzə/
noun
1.
(John) Malcolm. born 1930, Australian statesman; prime minister of Australia (1975–83)
2.
Peter. 1884–1950, New Zealand statesman, born in Scotland; prime minister (1940–49)
3.
Simon. (1776–1862), Canadian explorer: explored British Columbia and the river which was named after him
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