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 (kûr′tĭs), Benjamin Robbins 1809-1874.
American jurist who served as an associate justice of the US Supreme Court (1851-1857). He resigned in protest after the Dred Scott decision.


(ˈkɜr tɪs)

1. Benjamin Robbins, 1809–74, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1851–57; resigned in dissent over Dred Scott case.
2. Charles, 1860–1936, vice president of the U.S. 1929–33.
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Noun1.Curtis - English botanical writer and publisher (1746-1799)Curtis - English botanical writer and publisher (1746-1799)
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THE REVEREND Curtis Hartman was pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Winesburg, and had been in that position ten years.
For a good many years after he came to Wines- burg things went well with Curtis Hartman.
Curtis Hartman went on tiptoe to the window and closed it softly.
When he began to think about her, Curtis Hartman remembered that she had been to Europe and had lived for two years in New York City.
She was fresh from her studies in New York, where she had met authors and artists at the house of the Carey sisters, and had even once seen my adored Curtis somewhere, though she had not spoken with him.
Dick Curtis, why, he was Captain Richard Curtis," Uncle Robert answered.
And first, last, and always, dominating all, she saw in the face of him the hot passion and quickness of deed that had earned for him the name "Fighting Dick Curtis.
The fact of the matter is, I thought, with Sir Henry Curtis and Captain Good, that the best plan would be to tell my story in a plain, straightforward manner, and to leave these matters to be dealt with subsequently in whatever way ultimately may appear to be desirable.
Down in the Emily's cabin was them three soaks--you know them-- Fowler and Curtis and that Brahms chap.
Curtis on Louden Slater's Hill, I was conducted by Rich, one of the hands belonging on board of the sloop, to my new home in Alliciana Street, near Mr.
Adelaide Curtis, of Albany, was the artist's wife's mother,--but then I looked upon the whole address as a mystification, intended especially for myself.
Curtis thought she was mademoiselle, and bowed to her.