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Gwyn

or Gwynne

[gwin] /gwɪn/
noun
1.
Eleanor ("Nell") 1650–87, English actress: mistress of Charles II.
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  • Near one of these lakes dwelt a widow, with only one son, named Gwyn.

    Welsh Fairy Tales William Elliott Griffis
  • Gwyn and his wife went out to a farm which he bought, and oh, how happy they were!

    Welsh Fairy Tales William Elliott Griffis
  • Did n't you hear what Mrs. Gwyn said at dinner about the sun?

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  • “Been to ask to be taken on to work at the mine,” said Gwyn.

    Sappers and Miners George Manville Fenn
  • “Why you—” began Gwyn, roaring with laughter the while, but Joe interrupted him.

    Sappers and Miners George Manville Fenn
  • “Miles,” said the man calmly, and Gwyn gave his companion a nudge.

    Sappers and Miners George Manville Fenn
  • “Not he,” said Gwyn, bitterly, as he stood scowling into the darkness.

    Sappers and Miners George Manville Fenn
  • Gwyn Pendarve opened his eyes, feeling sore and in grievous pain.

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British Dictionary definitions for Gwyn

Gwyn

/ɡwɪn/
noun
1.
Nell, original name Eleanor Gwynne. 1650–87, English actress; mistress of Charles II
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