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[pee-ter-suh n] /ˈpi tər sən/
Oscar Emmanuel, 1925–2007, Canadian jazz pianist.
Roger Tory, 1908–1996, U.S. ornithologist, author, and artist. Unabridged
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  • When I asked the reason for the change, Peterson pretended not to know.

    The Lion's Mouse C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • The wonder was not that he lost, but that he succeeded in finishing at Peterson's at all.

    Blazed Trail Stories Stewart Edward White
  • Peterson started toward the office, to give the word to the men before they could hand in their time checks.

    Calumet 'K' Samuel Merwin
  • Meantime, I found Peterson, my old skipper, much as I had expected.

    The Lady and the Pirate Emerson Hough
  • And it was wonderful hearing your voice in the telephone, in Peterson's dreadful room.

    The Lion's Mouse C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for Peterson


Oscar (Emmanuel). 1925–2007, Canadian jazz pianist and singer, who led his own trio from the early 1950s
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