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Cart•wright  (kärtrīt′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. BiographicalEdmund, 1743–1822, English clergyman: inventor of the power-driven loom.
  2. Biographicalhis brother,  John, 1740–1824, English parliamentary reformer.

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Cartwright /ˈkɑːtˌraɪt/ n
  1. Edmund. 1743–1823, British clergyman, who invented the power loom
  2. Dame Silvia (née Poulter). born 1943, New Zealand lawyer. She became a High Court judge in 1993; governor general of New Zealand (2001–06).


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