/roh"bling/, n.
1. John Augustus, 1806-69, U.S. engineer, born in Germany: pioneer of wire-rope suspension bridges, designer of the Brooklyn Bridge.
2. his son, Washington Augustus, 1837-1926, U.S. engineer: completed Brooklyn Bridge 1883.

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