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founder
Used in
Gulliver`s Travels
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  • Some were condensing air into a dry tangible substance, by extracting the nitre, and letting the aqueous or fluid particles percolate; others softening marble, for pillows and pin-cushions; others petrifying the hoofs of a living horse, to preserve them from foundering.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …animals we had; that they excelled in strength and swiftness; and when they belonged to persons of quality, were employed in travelling, racing, or drawing chariots; they were treated with much kindness and care, till they fell into diseases, or became foundered in the feet; but then they were sold, and used to all kind of drudgery till they died; after which their skins were stripped, and sold for what they were worth, and their bodies left to be devoured by dogs and birds of prey.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • On the 16th, he was parted from us by a storm; I heard since my return, that his ship foundered, and none escaped but one cabin boy.  (not reviewed by editor)

Samples from Other Sources
  • The project foundered

  • The ship foundered in the storm.

  • Come with me to Founder`s Hall.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom

  • Good, yes, but Otrera is the founder of the Amazons.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune

  • And so was the founder of the Daily Gleaner [Jamaica`s major newspaper].
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
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