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 (ō′tĭs), Elisha Graves 1811-1861.
American inventor of the first widely successful passenger elevator (installed 1857).


, James 1725-1783.
American Revolutionary politician and publicist whose speeches and pamphlets influenced American sentiment against the British.
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(ˈoʊ tɪs)

James, 1725–83, American Revolutionary lawyer and public official.
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Noun1.Otis - United States inventor who manufactured the first elevator with a safety device (1811-1861)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
great bustard, Otis tarda - largest European land bird
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The book likewise contained portraits of James Otis and Josiah Quincy.
With the base composite structures for the SCE and OTIS, engineers used an interface transfer tool to physically match the connection interfaces, preparing them for this very moment.
Surrounded by manuals, videos and frank conversations about sex with his vagina workshop-facilitating mom, Otis soon turns his reluctance into a financially lucrative business partnership with Maeve (Emma Mackey), the whip-smart bad girl he has a huge crush on.
Otis' support of the Dogs2Vets program includes a puppy's extensive training for a full year, along with all food, shelter and veterinary appointments.
Villar said his group was able to complete the construction, strengthening and widening of Otis Bridge-in Paco, Manila-in time for the Christmas rush, and five months from when the bridge collapsed in June.
"The newly-reconstructed Otis Bridge has been widened from four lanes to six lanes.
Back in October 26, 2016, Otis dressed up as a construction-worker used a sledgehammer and pickax to vandalise the star.
DPWH-National Capital Region (NCR) district engineer Melvin Navarro said Otis Bridge, one of the bridges leading to Malacanang, was due for replacement a few years ago.
"Our little superstar Otis was just five weeks old when he was diagnosed with the rare and life-threatening disease, biliary atresia," said Jonathan, a 33-year-old firefighter with Greater Manchester Fire Service, based at Wigan.