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Jacobs   /dʒˈeɪkəbz/   Listen
Jacobs

noun
1.
English writer of macabre short stories (1863-1943).  Synonyms: W. W. Jacobs, William Wymark Jacobs.
2.
United States writer and critic of urban planning (born in 1916).  Synonym: Jane Jacobs.
3.
Dutch physician who opened the first birth control clinic in the world in Amsterdam (1854-1929).  Synonym: Aletta Jacobs.






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"Jacobs" Quotes from Famous Books



... ever," mused Jacobs, a wizened elder, the kennel man, who yet bowed to the coachman in his own yard. "We may put him among the dogs, I believe. We've Proteus, and Prophet; ...
— Rest Harrow - A Comedy of Resolution • Maurice Hewlett

... it seemed that John was only heaping up dirt; for when he had dug the fivescore holes, no pot of gold came to light. Then the neighbors called the orchard "Jacobs's 20 folly"; his ...
— Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year • E.C. Hartwell



Words linked to "Jacobs" :   md, author, William Wymark Jacobs, Aletta Jacobs, Jane Jacobs, W. W. Jacobs, Dr., doc, medico, physician, doctor, writer



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