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Isherwood

[ish-er-woo d] /ˈɪʃ ərˌwʊd/
noun
1.
Christopher (William Bradshaw)
[brad-shaw] /ˈbræd ʃɔ/ (Show IPA),
1904–86, English poet, novelist, and playwright; in the U.S. since 1938.
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  • The advisor, not much older than Isherwood, shrugged, defeated.

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  • The corners of Isherwood's mouth twitched, and he said "Yes" for the recorder's benefit.

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  • His lean arm shot out, and his index finger was aimed between Isherwood's eyes.

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  • But the new steel vessel, especially if built on the excellent Isherwood principle, looks entirely different.

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  • Isherwood experimented with petroleum under the boilers of United States steamers.

British Dictionary definitions for Isherwood

Isherwood

/ˈɪshəˌwʊd/
noun
1.
Christopher, full name Christopher William Bradshaw-Isherwood. 1904–86, US novelist and dramatist, born in England. His works include the novel Goodbye to Berlin (1939) and three verse plays written in collaboration with W.H. Auden
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