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[gahr-feeld] /ˈgɑrˌfild/
James Abram, 1831–81, 20th president of the U.S., 1881.
a city in NE New Jersey.
a male given name. Unabridged
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  • If, however, we know that Garfield was born in 1831, the ambiguity would be removed.

    Assimilative Memory Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
  • There was a meeting, and Garfield was shot through the lung.

    The Snare Rafael Sabatini
  • President Garfield tendered him any position but one in his Cabinet, but the high honor was declined.

    Speeches of Benjamin Harrison Benjamin Harrison
  • If Garfield recovers from his wound he will be tried by court-martial.

    The Snare Rafael Sabatini
  • We present herewith facsimiles of the forged letter and one written by Mr. Garfield branding the Morey letter a fraud.

    Disputed Handwriting Jerome B. Lavay
British Dictionary definitions for Garfield


James Abram. 1831–81, 20th president of the US (1881); assassinated in office
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