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Durrell

[doo r-uh l, duhr-] /ˈdʊər əl, ˈdʌr-/
noun
1.
Lawrence (George) 1912–90, English novelist and poet.
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  • That was the side on which Durrell was sitting, so that he had a better opportunity than the driver.

    The Campers Out Edward S. Ellis
  • But Durrell had no wish to punish him beyond what was necessary.

    The Campers Out Edward S. Ellis
  • Had the young men been watching Durrell and the driver at that moment, they would have seen a singular look pass between the two.

    The Campers Out Edward S. Ellis
  • The question the plucky Durrell was asking himself was whether they had been held up by one man or more.

    The Campers Out Edward S. Ellis
  • The quavering voice of Durrell had convinced his friends that he was as timid as any of them in the presence of real danger.

    The Campers Out Edward S. Ellis
  • It was evident that Durrell was pushing matters with vigor, and there was no doubt that he expected to bring the rogue to terms.

    The Campers Out Edward S. Ellis
  • Durrell placed himself behind him where he could forestall any movement on his part.

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  • Durrell, many years assistant overseer of Gorleston and Southtown, died, aged 82.

British Dictionary definitions for Durrell

Durrell

/ˈdʌrəl/
noun
1.
Gerald (Malcolm). 1925–95, British zoologist and writer: his books include The Bafut Beagles (1954), My Family and Other Animals (1956), and The Aye-aye and I (1992)
2.
his brother, Lawrence (George). 1912–90, British poet and novelist; author of The Alexandria Quartet of novels, consisting of Justine (1957), Balthazar (1958), Mountolive (1958), and Clea (1960). Later works include The Avignon Quintet of novels (1974–85)
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