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Urquhart, Sir Thomas

Urquhart or Urchard, Sir Thomas both: ûr´kərt [key], 1611–60, Scottish translator and author. A royalist, he was knighted (1641) by Charles I and fought in the civil wars. He wrote treatises on mathematics and linguistics, but he is noted especially for his superb translation of three books (first two, 1653 third, 1693) of the Gargantua of Rabelais.

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