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Raleigh, Sir Walter

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishRaleigh, Sir WalterSir Walter RaleighRaleigh, Sir Wal‧ter /ˈwɔːltə/  (?1552–1618) an English explorer who made several journeys to North and South America and later wrote books about them. He is known for being the person who first brought potatoes and tobacco to Britain, and for putting his cloak over a puddle (=a small pool of water), so that Queen Elizabeth I could walk over it without getting her feet wet.
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