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UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.AWR-v!l
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Meaning & History

This name was invented by the 18th-century writer Fanny Burney, who perhaps intended it to mean "golden city" in French. Orville Wright (1871-1948), together with his brother Wilbur, invented the first successful airplane.
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currently out of the US top 1000, history, invented, inventors, literature, Philip K Dick characters
Entry updated February 27, 2010   Contribute