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Gladstone1

[glad-stohn, -stuh n] /ˈglædˌstoʊn, -stən/
noun
1.
a four-wheel pleasure carriage with a calash top, two inside seats, and dickey seats.
Origin of Gladstone1
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65; after W.E. Gladstone

Gladstone2

[glad-stohn, -stuh n] /ˈglædˌstoʊn, -stən/
noun
1.
William Ewart
[yoo-ert] /ˈyu ərt/ (Show IPA),
1809–98, British statesman: prime minister four times between 1868 and 1894.
2.
a city in NW Missouri.
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  • Mr. Gladstone, as he gleefully remarked the other day, has broken the record.

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  • But that is one of the attributes of Mr. Gladstone which endear him so much to his party.

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

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

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  • He had determined before to answer them and cut up Gladstone!

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British Dictionary definitions for Gladstone

Gladstone1

/ˈɡlædstən/
noun
1.
a light four-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle
Word Origin
C19: named after W. E. Gladstone

Gladstone2

/ˈɡlædstən/
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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