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Greenaway

[green-uh-wey] /ˈgrin əˌweɪ/
noun
1.
Kate (Catherine) 1846–1901, English painter and author and illustrator of children's books.
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  • Why ever did you buy a baby's cot—and how came Mr. Greenaway to trust you?

  • Miss Greenaway's work appears as refined ten years after its "boom," as it did when it was at the flood.

  • It has been noted that, in her later years, Miss Greenaway's popularity was scarcely maintained.

  • She took him into the garden, where he saw at once that he was seated under the apple-tree of Miss Greenaway's pictures.

  • He half smiled, however, as he picked up the Greenaway envelope and curiously broke the seal.

    What Two Children Did Charlotte E. Chittenden
  • Thirty-two designs, engraved on wood by Greenaway & Wright, and published in parts.

    Dickens and His Illustrators Frederic G. Kitton
  • A few words may be added in regard to the mere facts of Miss Greenaway's career.

  • She sent for me and asked if I could find 'er a lady's bicycle, an' Greenaway was very 'appy to lend 'er 'ers, madam.

    Berry And Co. Dornford Yates
  • She was a Miss Greenaway Cavendish, a stock-broker's heiress of a certain age.'

    The Young Step-Mother Charlotte M. Yonge
British Dictionary definitions for Greenaway

Greenaway

/ˈɡriːnəˌweɪ/
noun
1.
Kate. 1846–1901, English painter, noted as an illustrator of children's books
2.
Peter. born 1942, British film director; noted for such cerebral films as The Draughtsman's Contract (1982), Prospero's Books (1990), and Eight and a Half Women (1999)
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