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Arthur. 1884–1967, English writer, best known for his books for children, including Swallows and Amazons (1930) and Great Northern? (1947)
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  • This, Mr. ransome, is a very old friend of mine; I may say the first I ever had.

  • The concrete was mixed by a machine of the ransome type, operated by a 12-HP.

    Concrete Construction Halbert P. Gillette
  • He had told ransome to go to a place where, as ransome had remarked, he could hardly have taken Mrs. ransome.

    The Helpmate May Sinclair
  • ransome mixer, will cost about $1,500 and will deliver 15 cu.

    Concrete Construction Halbert P. Gillette
  • Even here, however, Mr. ransome will insist on taking Wilde far too seriously.

    The Art of Letters Robert Lynd
  • The first time it happened ransome and I were very much alarmed.

    The Shadow-Line Joseph Conrad
  • ransome came to the minute, and took the partners into the most squalid part of this foul city.

  • The fever-devil had not laid his hand yet either on ransome or on me.

    The Shadow-Line Joseph Conrad
  • With a "Yes" that strangled itself and became inarticulate, he admitted that he was Mr. ransome.

    The Combined Maze May Sinclair
  • In my cautious progress I came against a man in whom I recognized ransome.

    The Shadow-Line Joseph Conrad

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