- Wallace,1875–1959, U.S. journalist and humorist.
- his brotherWilliam HenryWill, 1873–1948, U.S. novelist, short-story writer, and journalist.
- a male given name.
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Examples from the Web for irwin
Irwin appears to have spent his career championing ideas that were simultaneously perfectly logical and extravagantly bizarre.
Hippopotamuses eat aquatic vegetation, like water hyacinths—loads of it, Irwin learned.
But for Irwin—and Burnham—any resistance to their idea came down to simple small-mindedness.
Some of them, like Irwin Shaw, faded early, and some, like Styron, faded in the stretch.Peter Matthiessen Was One of the Greatest Writers of a Great Generation
April 7, 2014
As Irwin expressively stated: “The devil may have worn Prada, but not this Pope.”Shocker: Pope Benedict's Red Shoes Weren't Prada
Misty White Sidell
March 1, 2013
If it's blackmail, Mr. Irwin, why don't you consult the police?
Mr. Irwin says that General Hastings did not promise to marry you.
"You see, Mr. Irwin, she would swear to that," emphasized Mary.
Before Father Irwin was questioned, however, there was a delightful interlude.My New Curate
A letter from Mrs. Irwin had, to his surprise, begged his company at this hour.The Coming Conquest of England
- Steve, full name Stephen Robert Irwin, known as 'The Crocodile Hunter'. 1962–2006, Australian zoologist, environmentalist and maker of television wildlife documentaries; died following wounding by a stingray
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Word Origin and History for irwin
masc. proper name, Old English Eoforwine "boar-friend;" often confused with Irving, Irvin, which are from Irvine, Ayrshire, or Irving, Dumfries.
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