hamlin garland

Garland

[gahr-luhnd]
noun
1.
Hamlin [ham-lin] , 1860–1940, U.S. novelist, short-story writer, and poet.
2.
Judy (Frances Gumm) 1922–69, U.S. singer and actress.
3.
a city in NE Texas, near Dallas.
4.
a male or female given name.
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garland (ˈɡɑːlənd)
 
n
1.  a wreath or festoon of flowers, leaves, etc, worn round the head or neck or hung up
2.  a representation of such a wreath, as in painting, sculpture, etc
3.  a collection of short literary pieces, such as ballads or poems; miscellany or anthology
4.  nautical a ring or grommet of rope
 
vb
5.  (tr) to deck or adorn with a garland or garlands
 
[C14: from Old French garlande, perhaps of Germanic origin]

Garland (ˈɡɑːlənd)
 
n
Judy, real name Frances Gumm. 1922--69, US singer and film actress. Already a child star, she achieved international fame with The Wizard of Oz (1939). Later films included Meet Me in St Louis (1944) and A Star is Born (1954)

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garland
"wreath of flowers," c.1300, from O.Fr. gerlande, perhaps from Frank. *weron "adorn, bedeck."
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hamlin garland

American author perhaps best remembered for his short stories and his autobiographical "Middle Border" series of narratives.

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