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[strous; German shtrous] /straʊs; German ʃtraʊs/
Isidor, 1845–1912, U.S. retail merchant and politician, born in Bavaria: congressman 1894–95 (brother of Nathan and Oscar Solomon Straus).
Nathan, 1848–1931, U.S. retail merchant, born in Bavaria.
[os-ker;; German aws-kahr] /ˈɒs kər;; German ˈɔs kɑr/ (Show IPA),
1870–1954, Austrian composer.
Oscar Solomon, 1850–1926, U.S. diplomat, jurist, and government official, born in Bavaria: Secretary of Commerce and Labor 1906–09. Unabridged
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  • The fame of the Straus family—its great ingenuity and ability—had long since passed outside of the boundaries of Talbot County.

    The Romance of a Great Store Edward Hungerford
  • I was jeeringly dubbed Professor Straus, but I went right on.

    Under Four Administrations Oscar S. Straus
  • Mr. Straus saw in this acquiescent mood a chance to appeal directly to President Wilson.

  • The second time the boat was not full and he went to Mr. Straus and said: Do go with your wife.

    Titanic Filson Young
  • They even brought Mrs. Straus up with the hope of getting her to exert her persuasive powers.

    Under Four Administrations Oscar S. Straus
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Oscar (ɔskar). 1870–1954, French composer, born in Austria, noted for such operettas as Waltz Dream (1907) and The Chocolate Soldier (1908)
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