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[eest-leyk] /ˈistˌleɪk/
Sir Charles Locke, 1836–1906, English architect, designer, and author.
a city in NE Ohio. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Fig. 26 represents a chair which I have taken the liberty of borrowing from Mr. Eastlake's work on household art.

    Principles of Decorative Design Christopher Dresser
  • Mrs. Ireland, Mr. Eastlake and two of his children, were among the killed.

  • Eastlake wanted no machine work, but machinery was not to be defeated.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • Eastlake's Materials for a history of Oil Painting, review of, 301.

  • He turned to the left, at the road leading past his driveway, and Claire went up the hill into Eastlake alone.

    Cytherea Joseph Hergesheimer
  • He was glad to be there, but at indeterminate stations rather than in Eastlake.

    Cytherea Joseph Hergesheimer
  • "If you are so cursed abstract, you may as well be in Eastlake as at La Quinta," his brother asserted.

    Cytherea Joseph Hergesheimer
  • I see that Eastlake is at Rome, so you may fall in with him there.

  • A little later charming Mrs. Eastlake followed Gertrude into the "Alfonso," and soon dinner was announced.

    The Harris-Ingram Experiment Charles E. Bolton
  • Eastlake only vouchsafes him one line as “an artist of fantastic imagination.”

    The Venetian School of Painting Evelyn March Phillipps
Word Origin and History for Eastlake

style of furniture, 1878, often a mere debased Gothic, but at its best inspired by English designer Charles Locke Eastlake (1836-1906) and his book "Hints on Household Taste."

I find American tradesmen continually advertising what they are pleased to call 'Eastlake' furniture, with the production of which I have had nothing whatever to do, and for the taste of which I should be very sorry to be considered responsible [C.L. Eastlake, 1878]

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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