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Wal·do

 (wôl′dō, wäl′-) or Val·do (văl′-, väl′-), Peter Also known as Peter or Pierre Valdès. fl. 12th century.
French religious leader who founded the Waldenses and was excommunicated in 1184.
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waldo

(ˈwɔːldəʊ)
n, pl -dos or -does
(Tools) a gadget for manipulating objects by remote control
[C20: named after Waldo F. Jones, inventor in a science-fiction story by Robert Heinlein]
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Wal•do

(ˈwɔl doʊ, ˈwɒl-)

n.
Pierre or Peter, died c1217, French religious reformer, declared a heretic.
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References in classic literature ?
These possessions--for as such they might almost certainly be reckoned--comprised the greater part of what is now known as Waldo County, in the state of Maine, and were more extensive than many a dukedom, or even a reigning prince's territory, on European soil.
Years and years after their claim had passed out of the public memory, the Pyncheons were accustomed to consult the Colonel's ancient map, which had been projected while Waldo County was still an unbroken wilderness.
As the son of an East India merchant and the son-in-law of Ralph Waldo Emerson, he was a Bostonian of the Brahmin caste.
"When you are in high school and you have no money and there is free weed, you go for it," said David Reddix, one of the Waldos, in a recent phone interview.
("We were stoned, and we thought it was a miracle," said Steve Capper, one of the Waldos.) But after several weeks of searching, the marijuana plot was never found.
Building Their Own Waldos: Emerson's First Biographers and the Politics of Life-Writing in the Gilded Age charts the course of Ralph Waldo Emerson's early biographers, considering their problems in recounting his life and using previously-unpublished writings, business records and private documents to provide stories of his first six biographers, their lives, and their challenges in representing his life.
Spotting and quickly correcting material discrepancies, or "Waldos" as they are called aboard Gridley, plays a significant role in the safety of the ship and its crew members.