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[stan-ferd] /ˈstæn fərd/
(Amasa) Leland, 1824–93, U.S. railroad developer, politician, and philanthropist: governor of California 1861–63; senator 1885–93.
a male given name. Unabridged
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  • But the earthquake put an end to the Stanford lectures in April, as the reader will learn more fully.

  • Stanford took a desperate brace and Berkeley lost the ball on downs.

    Stanford Stories Charles K. Field
  • Stanford replied that they had done it because it was right.

    The Nation's Peril Anonymous
  • If only Stanford could gain ground now, or if time could be called.

    Stanford Stories Charles K. Field
  • Stanford has told me so much about you that I am in love with you already.

    When A Man's A Man Harold Bell Wright
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Sir Charles (Villiers). 1852–1924, Anglo-Irish composer and conductor, who as a teacher at the Royal College of Music had much influence on the succeeding generation of composers: noted esp for his church music, oratorios, and cantatas
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