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Pronunciation: (hōmz, hōlmz), [key]
n.
1. John Haynes Pronunciation: (hānz), [key] 1879–1964, U.S. clergyman.
2. Oliver Wen•dell Pronunciation: (wen'dl), [key] 1809–94, U.S. poet, novelist, essayist, and physician.
3. his son,Oliver Wendell, 1841–1935, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1902–32.
4. Sherlock, a detective in many mystery stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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