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[ noun ] someone who is the first to think of or make something

Used in print

(Edwin L. Bigelow and Nancy H. Otis,...)

Manchester 's unusual interest in telegraphy has often been attributed to the fact that the Rev._J._D._Wickham , headmaster of Burr and Burton_Seminary , was a personal friend and correspondent of the inventor , Samuel_F._B._Morse .

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