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Munro

[muh n-roh] /mənˈroʊ/
noun
1.
Alice (Laidlaw)
[leyd-law] /ˈleɪdˌlɔ/ (Show IPA),
born 1931, Canadian short-story writer.
2.
H(ector) H(ugh) ("Saki") 1870–1916, Scottish novelist and short-story writer, born in Burma.
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  • Night is the same as day to Le Subtil, when Munro waits for him.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • But when he felt the blows of Munro, his spirit lay under the birch.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • Dr. Munro thought it would be better that he should not come down.

    The Stark Munro Letters J. Stark Munro
  • "Wait till you're asked, Munro," he interrupted, with his ugliest of expressions.

    The Stark Munro Letters J. Stark Munro
  • Munro shook his head in disappointment, and proceeded, bent on the high duty of his station.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for Munro

Munro1

/mʌnˈrəʊ/
noun (pl) Munros
1.
(mountaineering) any separate mountain peak over 3000 feet high: originally used of Scotland only but now sometimes extended to other parts of the British Isles
Word Origin
C20: named after Hugh Thomas Munro (1856–1919), who published a list of these in 1891

Munro2

/mʌnˈrəʊ/
noun
1.
Alice, original name Alice Laidlaw. born 1931, Canadian short-story writer; her books include Lives of Girls and Women (1971), The Moons of Jupiter (1982), and The Love of a Good Woman (1999); winner of the Booker international prize (2009) for a lifetime body of work
2.
H(ector) H(ugh), pen name Saki. 1870–1916, Scottish author, born in Burma (now Myanmar), noted for his collections of satirical short stories, such as Reginald (1904) and Beasts and Superbeasts (1914)
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