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Penn

 (pĕn), William 1644-1718.
English Quaker colonizer in America. He founded the colony of Pennsylvania in 1681.

Penn

, Sir William 1621-1670.
English admiral noted for his service in several naval battles against the Dutch (1665-1667).

Penn

(pɛn)
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1. (Biography) Irving. 1917–2009, US photographer, noted for his portraits and his innovations in colour photography
2. (Biography) William. 1644–1718, English Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania

Penn

(pɛn)

n.
1. Sir William, 1621–70, English admiral.
2. his son, William, 1644–1718, English Quaker: founder of Pennsylvania.

Penn.

or Penna.,

Pennsylvania.
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Noun1.Penn - Englishman and Quaker who founded the colony of Pennsylvania (1644-1718)Penn - Englishman and Quaker who founded the colony of Pennsylvania (1644-1718)
2.Penn - a university in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaPenn - a university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ivy League - a league of universities and colleges in the northeastern United States that have a reputation for scholastic achievement and social prestige
Keystone State, Pennsylvania, PA - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
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William Penn was termed Minquon by the Delawares, and, as he never used violence or injustice in his dealings with them, his reputation for probity passed into a proverb.
Our affections as citizens embrace the whole extent of the Union, and the names of Raleigh, Smith, Winthrop, Calvert, Penn and Oglethorpe excite in our minds recollections equally pleasing and gratitude equally fervent with those of Carver and Bradford.
It has been said that Marmaduke deduced his origin from the contemporaries and friends of Penn.
Both might have been influenced by early impressions; for, if the son of the loyal and gallant soldier bowed in implicit obedience to the will of his sovereign, the descendant of the persecuted followers of Penn looked back with a little bitterness to the unmerited wrongs that had been heaped upon his ancestors.
Little Penn bent above his square deep-sea reel and the tangled cod-lines; Manuel lay down full length on the deck, and Dan dropped into the hold, where Harvey heard him banging casks with a hammer.
We're second ha'af, you an' me an' Manuel an' Penn - the youth an' beauty o' the boat.
Harvey followed Penn, and sat down before a tin pan of cod's tongues and sounds, mixed with scraps of pork and fried potato, a loaf of hot bread, and some black and powerful coffee.
Little Penn toiled valiantly, but it was easy to see he was weak.
Penn doubled up, gasping among the fish, Manuel bowed back and forth to supple himself, and Long Jack leaned over the bulwarks.
In half a minute Harvey heard deep snores in the cabin, and he was staring blankly at Dan and Penn.
I did a little better that time, Danny," said Penn, whose eyelids were heavy with sleep.
At last the clock in the cabin struck ten, and upon the tenth stroke little Penn crept on deck.