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Trum·bull 1

 (trŭm′bəl), John 1750-1831.
American poet noted for his satirical works, including The Progress of Dulness (1772-1773).

Trum·bull 2

 (trŭm′bəl), John 1756-1843.
American painter of historical scenes, such as The Battle of Bunker's Hill (1786) and The Declaration of Independence (1786-1797).
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(ˈtrʌm bəl)

1. John, 1756–1843, U.S. painter (son of Jonathan).
2. Jonathan, 1710–85, U.S. statesman.
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Noun1.Trumbull - American Revolutionary leader who as governor of Connecticut provided supplies for the Continental Army (1710-1785)Trumbull - American Revolutionary leader who as governor of Connecticut provided supplies for the Continental Army (1710-1785)
2.Trumbull - American painter of historical scenes (1756-1843)Trumbull - American painter of historical scenes (1756-1843)
3.Trumbull - American satirical poet (1750-1831)Trumbull - American satirical poet (1750-1831)
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Borthrop Trumbull, a distinguished bachelor and auctioneer of those parts, much concerned in the sale of land and cattle: a public character, indeed, whose name was seen on widely distributed placards, and who might reasonably be sorry for those who did not know of him.
Trumbull, with loud and good-humored though cutting sarcasm.
Trumbull, that my brother has left his land away from our family?" said Mrs.
Borthrop Trumbull walked away from the fireplace towards the window, patrolling with his fore-finger round the inside of his stock, then along his whiskers and the curves of his hair.
Trumbull's movements, were thinking that high learning interfered sadly with serious affairs.
Trumbull's voice conveyed an emotional remonstrance-- "in having this kind of ham set on his table."
Trumbull having all those less frivolous airs and gestures which distinguish the predominant races of the north.
Borthrop Trumbull: they always commenced, both in private life and on his handbills.) "You are a reader, I see.
Trumbull. "I have no less than two hundred volumes in calf, and I flatter myself they are well selected.
Trumbull had departed with a fine bow, Solomon, leaning forward, observed to his sister, "You may depend, Jane, my brother has left that girl a lumping sum."
Trumbull, finishing his ale and starting up with an emphatic adjustment of his waistcoat.
They were painted by Colonel Trumbull, himself a member of Washington's staff at the time of their occurrence; from which circumstance they derive a peculiar interest of their own.