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Gladstone1

[glad-stohn, -stuh n]
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noun
  1. a four-wheel pleasure carriage with a calash top, two inside seats, and dickey seats.
  2. Gladstone bag.

Origin of Gladstone1

First recorded in 1860–65; after W.E. Gladstone

Gladstone2

[glad-stohn, -stuh n]
noun
  1. William Ew·art [yoo-ert] /ˈyu ərt/, 1809–98, British statesman: prime minister four times between 1868 and 1894.
  2. a city in NW Missouri.
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  • But as Mr. Gladstone was then, so he has been all his life—the very Quixote of conscience.

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • On the wall opposite the house the name of "Gladstone" is carved.

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • The Eton Society of Gladstone's day was a brilliant group of boys.

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • The recreations of young Gladstone were not in all respects like his school-mates.

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • Mr. Gladstone voted silently for the bill which became a law.

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook


British Dictionary definitions for gladstone

Gladstone1

noun
  1. a light four-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle

Word Origin

C19: named after W. E. Gladstone

Gladstone2

noun
  1. William Ewart. 1809–98, British statesman. He became leader of the Liberal Party in 1867 and was four times prime minister (1868–74; 1880–85; 1886; 1892–94). In his first ministry he disestablished the Irish Church (1869) and introduced educational reform (1870) and the secret ballot (1872). He succeeded in carrying the Reform Act of 1884 but failed to gain support for a Home Rule Bill for Ireland, to which he devoted much of the latter part of his career
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