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von

(von),
Often abbreviated to v. For names with this prefix not found here, see under the principal part of the name.
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The Grogzwig coffers ran low, though the Swillenhausen family had looked upon them as inexhaustible; and just when the baroness was on the point of making a thirteenth addition to the family pedigree, Von Koeldwethout discovered that he had no means of replenishing them.
'One of the domestics, in a very kind manner, executed the baron's order in the course of half an hour or so, and Von Koeldwethout being apprised thereof, strode to the vaulted room, the walls of which, being of dark shining wood, gleamed in the light of the blazing logs which were piled upon the hearth.
Von Horn admired her nerve though he rather wished that she would ask some questions--it was difficult making progress in this way.
They had served their purpose too in deceiving von Horn who was now half convinced that Professor Maxon must have divulged more of their plans to his daughter than he had led the medical man to believe.
I recognized him as Benson, the man who, Wilson had said, reported having seen Lys with von Schoenvorts two nights before.
"Take von Schoenvorts, for instance," I continued: "he would doubtless be glad to die and take us all with him, could he prevent in no other way the falling of his vessel into enemy hands.
Captain von Heumann would twirl his mustaches into twin spires, shoot his white cuffs over his rings, and stare at me insolently through his rimless eyeglasses; we ought to have consoled each other, but we never exchanged a syllable.
I retired to the smoking-room, to smoke and read in a corner, and to watch von Heumann, who very soon came to drink beer and to sulk in another.
Suddenly von Schoenvorts felt an arm thrown about his neck and his pistol jerked from its holster.
"Drop them or I'll put a bullet through the back of von Schoenvorts' head."
Sheldon wondered secretly who Von was, and he speculated as to whether it was Von who two years previously had led her to believe that nothing remained for her but matrimony.
Him Von Schmidt desired to please and propitiate because from him could be obtained the Oakland agency for the bicycle.