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Runyon, Damon

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishRunyon, DamonDamon RunyonRun‧yon, Da‧mon /ˈrʌnjən, ˈdeɪmən/  (1884–1946) a US writer of humorous short stories about gangsters (=members of violent criminal groups) and people who worked on broadway in New York City. His characters use a lot of slang and unusual expressions, and he is best known for his collection of stories Guys and Dolls, which was later made into a successful musical show.
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