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Personal surname. Gunter's was the name of a famous London confectioner's and caterer's, established in the reign of George III and noted particularly for their ice-creams.

according to Gunter in the US, reliably, correctly; the allusion is to the English mathematician Edmund Gunter who devised Gunter's chain, a former measuring instrument 66 ft (20.1 m) long, subdivided into 100 links, each of which is a short section of wire connected to the next link by a loop. It has now been superseded by the steel tape and electronic equipment.


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