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Frobisher

[froh-bi-sher, frob-i-] /ˈfroʊ bɪ ʃər, ˈfrɒb ɪ-/
noun
1.
Sir Martin, 1535?–94, English navigator and explorer.
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  • The voyages of Frobisher and Drake had aroused a spirit of adventure, if they had not gratified the thirst for gold.

  • "And such a hunting country for you," said Frobisher, in ecstasy.

    Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
  • She got up, and a few minutes afterward Frobisher appeared and took Andrew to his smoking-room.

    For the Allinson Honor Harold Bindloss
  • I suppose, if it's Frobisher, or any of them, you'd rather not be bored?

    Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
  • Frobisher embarked to return from his third voyage to the northernmost part of the American continent.

  • Frobisher took out his memorandum-book and wrote something with a pencil.

    Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
  • "There may have been some misunderstanding about the precise location of the caches," Frobisher explained.

    For the Allinson Honor Harold Bindloss
  • "He's in for it," muttered Frobisher, as Linton seated himself at his side.

    Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
  • When Mappin left, Frobisher went to his smoking-room, where he was surprised to find Geraldine waiting for him.

    For the Allinson Honor Harold Bindloss
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Frobisher

/ˈfrəʊbɪʃə/
noun
1.
Sir Martin. ?1535–94, English navigator and explorer: made three unsuccessful voyages in search of the Northwest Passage (1576; 1577; 1578), visiting Labrador and Baffin Island
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