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Hammond

[ham-uh nd] /ˈhæm ənd/
noun
1.
John Hays
[heyz] /heɪz/ (Show IPA),
1855–1936, U.S. engineer.
2.
a city in NW Indiana, near Chicago.
3.
a city in SE Louisiana.
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  • Mrs. Hammond, I heard a gentleman inquiring anxiously for you just now!

    Husks Marion Harland
  • Mr. Hammond said it reminded him some of Laviny Marthy's hair.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Narkom, Hammond, and Petrie were at his side before he had finished speaking.

    The Riddle of the Night Thomas W. Hanshew
  • "I suppose you're thinkin' about that brother of yours," suggested Mr. Hammond.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The clerk declared that his dismissal was highly probable; but Mr. Hammond was inexorable.

    Recollections of a Policeman William Russell (aka Thomas Waters)
British Dictionary definitions for Hammond

Hammond1

/ˈhæmənd/
noun
1.
a city in NW Indiana, adjacent to Chicago. Pop: 80 547 (2003 est)

Hammond2

/ˈhæmənd/
noun
1.
Dame Joan. 1912–96, Australian operatic singer, born in New Zealand
2.
Walter Reginald, known as Wally. 1903–65, English cricketer. An all-rounder, he played for England 85 times between 1928 and 1946
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Word Origin and History for Hammond

type of electric organ favored by 1960s rock bands, trademark name (1935), invented 1929 by U.S. inventor and clockmaker Laurens Hammond (1895-1973).

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