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Riley, James Whitcomb Syllabification: Ri·ley, James Whitcomb
Pronunciation: /ˈrīlē/

Definition of Riley, James Whitcomb in English:

( 1849–1916), US poet; pen name Benj. F. Johnson, of Boone. Known as the common people’s poet, especially in Indiana, his most popular poems included “Little Orphant Annie” (1885), “The Raggedy Man” (1890), and “When the Frost Is on the Punkin” (1896).

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