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[stan-lee] /ˈstæn li/
Arthur Penrhyn
[pen-rin] /ˈpɛn rɪn/ (Show IPA),
(Dean Stanley) 1815–81, English clergyman and author.
Edward George Geoffrey Smith, 14th Earl of Derby, 1799–1869, British statesman: prime minister 1852, 1858–59, 1866–68.
Francis Edgar, 1849–1918, and his twin brother Freelan
[free-luh n] /ˈfri lən/ (Show IPA)
1849–1940, U.S. inventors and manufacturers: developed steam-powered car.
Sir Henry Morton (John Rowlands) 1841–1904, British journalist and explorer in Africa: led successful search for David Livingstone.
Wendell M(eredith) 1904–71, U.S. biochemist: Nobel prize 1946.
the capital and principal harbor of the Falkland Islands, in the E part.
Mount, former name of Ngaliema, Mount.
a male given name: an Old English family name taken from a placename meaning “stone field.”. Unabridged
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  • “This will never do,” cried Stanley, as they brought the nets ashore.

    Ungava R.M. Ballantyne
  • "Clever," said Sir Stanley, putting his finger-tips together.

    Jack O' Judgment Edgar Wallace
  • The family is perhaps best known from the fact that Miss Tennant married the celebrated explorer Stanley.

    Memoirs of an American Prima Donna Clara Louise Kellogg
  • "I am greatly obliged to you, Sir Stanley," he said clearing his throat.

    Jack O' Judgment Edgar Wallace
  • For nearly three years Stanley was lost to the civilized world in this trans-continental journey.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
British Dictionary definitions for Stanley


the capital of the Falkland Islands, in NE East Falkland Island: scene of fighting in the Falklands War of 1982. Pop: 1989 (2001)
a town in NE England, in N Durham. Pop: 19 072 (2001)
Mount Stanley, a mountain in central Africa, between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre): the highest peak of the Ruwenzori range. Height: 5109 m (16 763 ft) Congolese name Ngaliema Mountain


Sir Henry Morton. 1841–1904, British explorer and journalist, who led an expedition to Africa in search of Livingstone, whom he found on Nov 10, 1871. He led three further expeditions in Africa (1874–77; 1879–84; 1887–89) and was instrumental in securing Belgian sovereignty over the Congo Free State
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Stanley in Medicine

Stanley Stan·ley (stān'lē), Wendell Meredith. 1904-1971.

American biochemist. He shared a 1946 Nobel Prize for discovering methods of producing pure enzymes and virus proteins.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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