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 (pûr′kĭnz), Frances 1882-1965.
American social reformer and public official. As US secretary of labor (1933-1945), she was the first woman to hold a cabinet position.


, Maxwell Evarts 1884-1947.
American editor who helped develop the talents of a number of great writers, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Thomas Wolfe.
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(ˈpɜr kɪnz)

1. Frances, 1882–1965, U.S. sociologist.
2. Maxwell (Evarts), 1884–1947, U.S. editor.
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Perkins, had elected to close the school year, and Cecily's troubles with Cyrus Brisk, which furnished unholy mirth for the rest of us, though Cecily could not see the funny side of it at all.
Perkins wheeled around from his station before the blackboard and caught her in the act.
It chose a man called Perkins. At first nobody knew who Perkins was, and the name favourably impressed no one; but before the shock of it had passed away, it was realised that Perkins was the son of Perkins the linendraper.
They all knew Tom Perkins. The first thing about him was that he was not a gentleman.
Here 's a nice place for you between Belle and Miss Perkins, and here 's a sweet little dress to make, unless you like something else better," said Fanny, receiving her friend with warmth and placing her where she thought she would enjoy herself.
Miss Perkins, a grave, cold-looking young lady, with an aristocratic nose, bowed politely, and then went on with her work, which displayed two diamond rings to great advantage.
When Emma Jane Perkins walked through the "short cut" with her, the two children used to render this with appropriate dramatic action.
Living Perkins, who could not sing, dropped a piece of maple sugar in her lap as he passed her on his way to the blackboard to draw the map of Maine.
Perkins, who has not been for some weeks on speaking terms with Mrs.
Perkins may be brought forard for she is here and will do credit to her husband and herself and family).
YOU went on Tuesday to joy and happiness, with your mother and YOUR DEVOTED YOUNG SOLDIER by your side; and I thought of you all night, dancing at the Perkins's, the prettiest, I am sure, of all the young ladies at the Ball.
When I reached Coombe Tracey I told Perkins to put up the horses, and I made inquiries for the lady whom I had come to interrogate.