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 (mə-gŭf′ē), William Holmes 1800-1873.
American educator who compiled the McGuffey Eclectic Readers (1836-1857), schoolbooks that combined reading lessons with moralistic teachings.
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(məˈgʌf i)

William Holmes, 1800–73, U.S. educator.
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Noun1.McGuffey - United States educator who compiled the McGuffey Eclectic Readers (1800-1873)
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