/krom"weuhl, -wel/; for 1-3 also /krum"-/, n.1. Oliver, 1599-1658, English general, Puritan statesman, and Lord Protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland 1653-58.2. his son, Richard, 1626-1712, English soldier, politician, Lord Protector of England 1658-59.3. Thomas, Earl of Essex, 1485?-1540, English statesman.4. a town in central Connecticut. 10,265.
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