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[pee-bod-ee, -buh-dee] /ˈpiˌbɒd i, -bə di/
Elizabeth Palmer, 1804–94, U.S. educator and reformer: founded the first kindergarten in the U.S.
Endicott, 1857–1944, U.S. educator.
George, 1795–1869, U.S. merchant, banker, and philanthropist in England.
a city in NE Massachusetts. Unabridged
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  • Peabody accepted the invitation, and soon after staggered into the tent occupied by Tom and his friend Ferguson.

    The Young Miner Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • Peabody, George, creates fund to relieve negro illiteracy, 201.

    The New Nation Frederic L. Paxson
  • Peabody, the confidential clerk, was standing by his chair, hesitating to speak.

    Whirligigs O. Henry
  • "So do you," retorted Peabody, who felt that this was uncomplimentary.

    The Young Adventurer Horatio Alger
  • Lieson and Mr. Peabody bickered incessantly, and Wapley, who had taken cold, coughed noisily.

    Betty Gordon at Bramble Farm Alice B. Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for Peabody


George. 1795–1869, US merchant, banker, and philanthropist in the US and England
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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