Pronunciation: (bûr'ōz, bur'-), [key]
1. Edgar Rice, 1875–1950, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
2. John, 1837–1921, U.S. naturalist and essayist.
3. William Seward, 1855–98, U.S. inventor of the adding machine.
4. his grandsonWilliam S(eward), 1914-1997, U.S. novelist.
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