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O·tis(ō′tĭs), Elisha Graves 1811-1861.
American inventor of the first widely successful passenger elevator (installed 1857).
Otis, James 1725-1783.
American Revolutionary politician and publicist whose speeches and pamphlets influenced American sentiment against the British.
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James, 1725–83, American Revolutionary lawyer and public official.
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|Noun||1.||Otis - United States inventor who manufactured the first elevator with a safety device (1811-1861)|
|2.||Otis - type genus of the Otididae: European bustard|
bird genus - a genus of birds
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