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  • When I became interested in the subject towards the end of the eighteen-seventies, Melville Bell was dead; but Alexander J. Ellis was still a living patriarch, with an impressive head always covered by a velvet skull cap, for which he would apologize to public meetings in a very courtly manner.

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  • He is the patriarch of the extended family.
  • I think Overbearing Eurocentric Patriarchs would be perfect, but I don’t suggest it.
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