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Danby

/ˈdænbɪ/
noun
1.
Also 1st Duke of Leeds. 1st Earl of, title of Thomas Osborne. 1631–1712, English politician; Lord Treasurer (1673–78): regarded as the founder of the Tory party
2.
Francis. 1793–1861, Irish painter of romantic landscapes and historical subjects
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  • "Porter tells me Lucretia is good business," said danby, in a tentative tone.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • "Bob, it's damned hard to find a straight-legged dog," laughed danby.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • Do I believe that she is wild, unwomanly, heathenish, as Mrs. danby says?

  • danby meanwhile was at Boulogne, sickening after his wife and children.

    The Christmas Books William Makepeace Thackeray
  • "You're a wonder, danby," said Canfield, as they made their way down to the car.

    The Boy Scout Automobilists Robert Maitland
  • "I suppose we never would have from danby," said the general.

    The Boy Scout Automobilists Robert Maitland
  • Rob thanked the old man, who said that his name was danby Marks.

    Taking Tales W.H.G. Kingston
  • And that I shall be a job for Dr danby, and you will have to nurse me?

    Gil the Gunner George Manville Fenn
  • "No more you can't," assented Mrs. danby, with an admiring laugh.

    Donald and Dorothy Mary Mapes Dodge
  • Instantly a dozen danby eyes were watching them with intense interest.

    Donald and Dorothy Mary Mapes Dodge

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