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Synonyms for gilbert

a unit of magnetomotive force equal to 0


a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836-1911)

English court physician noted for his studies of terrestrial magnetism (1540-1603)

English navigator who in 1583 established in Newfoundland the first English colony in North America (1539-1583)

United States architect who influenced the development of the skyscraper (1859-1934)


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And there will be the two Gilberts, young Cox, my father, and myself, besides Mr.
Gilbert of the White Hand followed with five, and Clifton with four.
Would'st advise me to meet a wager of the King's, that I can produce other archers as good as Tepus and Gilbert and Clifton?
Then all the people called aloud, some crying, "Ho for Gilbert o' the Red Cap
Now, shoot thou well, Gilbert," cried the Sheriff, "and if thine be the best shaft, fivescore broad silver pennies will I give to thee beside the prize.
That is what I--" he was going on, as Henry remained silent, but the sentence was not finished, for the door opened, and they were interrupted by Henry's younger brother Gilbert, much to Henry's relief, for he had already said more than he liked.
EXCEPT Gilbert -- AND Charlie Sloane," said Diana, imitating Anne's italics and slyness.
Diana knew exactly what Anne thought of Charlie Sloane; but, despite sundry confidential talks, she did not know just what Anne thought of Gilbert Blythe.
Colonel Van Gilbert was subtly facetious in his introduction of the social reformer and member of the working class, and the audience smiled.
Colonel Van Gilbert done, Ernest arose and began to speak.
You'll have Gilbert in your class after this," said Diana, "and he's used to being head of his class, I can tell you.
That's Gilbert Blythe sitting right across the aisle from you, Anne.
So Gilbert didn't go back on you after all," said Mrs.
Anne's surface pleasure in her pretty bridal things was temporarily shadowed; but the deeps of happiness below could not thus be disturbed; and the little stings of Mesdames Bell and Andrews were forgotten when Gilbert came later, and they wandered down to the birches of the brook, which had been saplings when Anne had come to Green Gables, but were now tall, ivory columns in a fairy palace of twilight and stars.
She called me Gilbert, by my express desire, and I called her Helen, for I had seen that name written in her books.