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[ash-krawft, -kroft]
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  1. Dame PeggyEdith Margaret Emily Ashcroft, 1907–91, English actress.
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  • "They were of such consequence, I suppose," said Mrs. Ashcroft, laughing.

    Carry's Rose

    Mrs. George Cupples

  • My cousin and me we go on railroad from Revelstruck west to Ashcroft.

  • We reached Ashcroft (which was the beginning of the long trail) at sunrise.

  • I'm at Ashcroft, I am, coming on the same coach as this letter, coming to live in your home.

    A Man in the Open

    Roger Pocock

  • And so, in the starry middle of a night, I was met at Ashcroft.

    A Man in the Open

    Roger Pocock

British Dictionary definitions for ashcroft


  1. Dame Peggy. 1907–91, English stage and film actress
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