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[mawr-ee, mor-ee] /ˈmɔr i, ˈmɒr i/
Matthew Fontaine
[fon-teyn,, fon-teyn] /fɒnˈteɪn,, ˈfɒn teɪn/ (Show IPA),
1806–73, U.S. naval officer and scientist. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I ventured to ask that gentleman one day if Captain Bacon had not left money with Mr. Maury for my benefit.

    Jack in the Forecastle John Sherburne Sleeper
  • Out of the darkness to the north came Maury Stafford with a scouting party.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • These are the "brave west winds" of Maury, whose refreshing action on the soil he never tires of recapitulating.

  • Or so thought Maury Stafford, riding silently with the aide and the courier.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • Maury died in 1873, one of the most loved and honored men in the State of Virginia.

    American Adventures Julian Street
  • He rode on, the aide, the courier, and Maury Stafford yet with him.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • They were not the same Maury stole when he left the National Observatory, but they were like them.

    If, Yes and Perhaps Edward Everett Hale
  • Forrest and Maury had about eight thousand men, but tried and true.

  • Maury's case seemed as good as won, and the attorney for the defendants, Mr. John Lewis, retired from the case.

    Give Me Liberty Thomas J. Wertenbaker
  • Forrest and Maury shared my opinions and objects, and impressed them on their men.

British Dictionary definitions for Maury


Matthew Fontaine. 1806–73, US pioneer hydrographer and oceanographer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Maury in Science
American naval officer and oceanographer who charted the currents and winds of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans and wrote the pioneering book Physical Geography of the Sea (1855).
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
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