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[dreyt-n] /ˈdreɪt n/
Michael, 1563–1631, English poet.
William Henry, 1742–1779, American member of Continental Congress, 1778–79. Unabridged
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  • Poor wife, each visit to Drayton House opened her wound afresh.

    Hard Cash Charles Reade
  • Under this persuasion Drayton put script of mart as equivalent (Nares).

    The Battaile of Agincourt Michael Drayton
  • Lieutenant Drayton is no favorite of mine, though Peggy and her mother are fond of him.

    Peggy Owen at Yorktown Lucy Foster Madison
  • Drayton must have written: And thus with sprightly words, etc.

    The Battaile of Agincourt Michael Drayton
  • Then Mr. Drayton had taken advantage of the family jar to pose as Margaret's defender, and afterwards Grace had spoken bitterly.

    Mrs. Dorriman, Volume 2 of 3 Julie Bosville Chetwynd
  • Drayton and Daniel developed the conceit with unblushing iteration.

  • It has manufactures of hats, and is the reputed birthplace of the poet Drayton.

  • It appeared that Mr. Drayton's indifference had counted for more than the other's devotion.

    The Christmas Peace Thomas Nelson Page
  • Miss Drayton kissed her nephew good-morning, straightened his necktie, and smoothed down a rebellious lock of curly dark hair.

    Honey-Sweet Edna Turpin
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Michael. 1563–1631, English poet. His work includes odes and pastorals, and Poly-Olbion (1613–22), on the topography of England
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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