Usher


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Ush·er

(ŭsh'ĕr),
Charles Howard, English ophthalmologist, 1865-1942. See: Usher syndrome.

Ush·er

(ŭsh'ĕr),
Barney D., Canadian dermatologist, 1899-1978. See: Senear-Usher disease, Senear-Usher syndrome.
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The eminent Usher was regarding the bellowing monster with an amazement which had dried up all other sentiments.
I reckon the Cosmos is cracked," said Usher, and fell asprawl in his round office chair.
Why, look here, Mr Usher," said Father Brown quietly, "you said the machine couldn't make a mistake; and in one sense it didn't.
But you can't be so mad as to say," said Greywood Usher, very white, "that Lord Falconroy was Drugger Davis.
cried Greywood Usher, wringing one lean hand in impatience against a shade of irony in the other's face.
Under the pink slip Mr Usher found a strip of a later paper, headed, "Astounding Escape of Millionaire's Daughter with Convict.
Mr Greenwood Usher lifted his eyes, but Father Brown was gone.
A striking similitude between the brother and sister now first arrested my attention; and Usher, divining, perhaps, my thoughts, murmured out some few words from which I learned that the deceased and himself had been twins, and that sympathies of a scarcely intelligible nature had always existed between them.
said I, shudderingly, to Usher, as I led him, with a gentle violence, from the window to a seat.
Completely unnerved, I leaped to my feet; but the measured rocking movement of Usher was undisturbed.
It was the work of the rushing gust--but then without those doors there DID stand the lofty and enshrouded figure of the lady Madeline of Usher.
Her decease," he said, with a bitterness which I can never forget, "would leave him (him the hopeless and the frail) the last of the ancient race of the Ushers.