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Pronunciation: (drā'pur), [key]
n. Brit.
1. a dealer in cloth; a retail merchant or clerk who sells piece goods.
2. a retail merchant or clerk who sells clothing and dry goods.


Pronunciation: (drā'pur), [key]
1. Henry, 1837–82, U.S. astronomer.
2. his father,John William, 1811–82, U.S. chemist, physiologist, historian, and writer; born in England.
3. Ruth, 1884–1956, U.S. diseuse and writer of character sketches.

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