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Vanderbilt

[van-der-bilt] /ˈvæn dər bɪlt/
noun
1.
Cornelius, 1794–1877, U.S. financier.
2.
Harold Stirling
[stur-ling] /ˈstɜr lɪŋ/ (Show IPA),
1884–1970, U.S. business executive.
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  • He'll soon make Vanderbilt sing small as a multi-millionaire; but when his pile's made this State of his will be a wilderness.

    Samba Herbert Strang
  • Solomon would have to be a king, or a Vanderbilt to stand it.

  • I pity the rich man's sons unless they have the good sense of the elder Vanderbilt, which sometimes happens.

    Acres of Diamonds Russell H. Conwell
  • One of my recollections is seeing Captain Vanderbilt in command of a steamboat.

    As I Remember Marian Gouverneur
  • The Vanderbilt system as it is now understood really began with these transactions.

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Vanderbilt

/ˈvændəbɪlt/
noun
1.
Cornelius, known as Commodore Vanderbilt. 1794–1877, US steamship and railway magnate and philanthropist
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