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Phelps

[felps] /fɛlps/
noun
1.
William Lyon
[lahy-uh n] /ˈlaɪ ən/ (Show IPA),
1865–1943, U.S. educator and literary critic.
2.
a male given name.
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  • Will Phelps advanced as if he was about to open the door, but a silent gesture from Hawley caused him to abandon the project.

    Winning His "W" Everett Titsworth Tomlinson
  • Why, we heard that your cousin had died—that is, I heard it was a cousin; Phelps heard it was an uncle.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter Joseph C. Lincoln
  • It will be a full year before she is well and strong again, Doctor Phelps says, and maybe longer.

    Cicely and Other Stories Annie Fellows Johnston
  • Here was I saying it was a cousin and Phelps declaring it was an uncle.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I suppose this is inevitable as soon as one goes into print; and Phelps has gone into print in the local papers.

    In the Wilderness Charles Dudley Warner
British Dictionary definitions for Phelps

Phelps

/fɛlps/
noun
1.
Michael (Fred). born 1985, US swimmer, who won a record eighteen gold medals at three Olympic Games: six in 2004, eight in 2008, and four in 2012
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