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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A river, about 386 km (240 mi) long, rising in north-central Ireland and flowing generally south and west to the Atlantic Ocean through a long deep estuary.

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  • proper n. The longest river in the British Isles, which flows through Ireland into the Atlantic Ocean.
  • proper n. A surname of Irish origin, variant of Shanahan, anglicised from Ó Seanaigh ("descendant of a person named Old").
  • proper n. A male given name, from the surname or from the river.
  • proper n. A female given name derived from the river; first used in the USA in early 20th century, and only recently in Ireland.

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  • n. United States electrical engineer who pioneered mathematical communication theory (1916-2001)

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