davenport

[ dav-uh n-pawrt, -pohrt ]SEE DEFINITION OF davenport
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Davenport, who never had a thousand dollars of his own at a time!

But if Davenport's hands might go unchanged, he decided that his handwriting should not.

As you ain't Davenport, why, of course, you ain't entitled to it.

"That wasn't offered me; I begged for it," said Davenport, quietly.

"You perceive I have the musty look of a solitary," said Davenport.

"I can't speak in regard to pain and anguish," said Davenport.

"I'm engaged to dine with this gentleman," said Davenport, coolly.

"I haven't the remotest idea," said Davenport, as if vastly bored.

A slight study of that system gave Davenport valuable hints.

Of course, nothing of the old Davenport's was to emerge with the new man.

WORD ORIGIN

"large upholstered couch," 1897, apparently named for the manufacturer. Earlier (1853) "a kind of small ornamental writing table." The proper name is attested from 12c., from a place in Cheshire (Old English Devennport).

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