- of or relating to a style of overstuffed sofa or chair that is boxy in shape, with square back and seat cushions and broad, square or rounded arms that are lower in height than the back: a Lawson sofa.
Origin of Lawson1
allegedly from a kind of furniture designed for Thomas W. Lawson (1857–1925), U.S. financier
- Robert,1892–1957, U.S. illustrator and author, especially of children's books.
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Examples from the Web for lawson
Lawson claimed Wednesday that her husband “told everyone” he was taking cocaine out of her nose that night.
Lawson told the court, “I have never been a habitual user.”
Lawson said it was all part of a plot to ruin her reputation.
The actors were excited to learn how far Lawson wanted to take the show aesthetically, he recalled.
“One of the big things that I wanted to do with Kalinda was not have her look like one of the lawyers,” said Lawson.
Williams and Lawson had, as Hardy predicted, been a source of great annoyance to George.Life in London
It would never have been done had not Sallorsen and Lawson, the scientist, come to his aid.Under Arctic Ice
Mrs. Lawson dispatched a messenger immediately for her husband.
Wouldn't it be just as well for you to tell Brown an' Lawson your story first?Mary Rose of Mifflin
Frances R. Sterrett
Give us a bite to eat, Mother dear, and tell Lawson to bring the car around.In Apple-Blossom Time
Clara Louise Burnham
- Henry Archibald. 1867–1922, Australian poet and short-story writer, whose work is taken as being most representative of the Australian outback, esp in While the Billy Boils (1896) and Joe Wilson and his Mates (1901)
- Nigel, Baron. born 1932, British Conservative politician; Chancellor of the Exchquer (1983–89).
- his daughter, Nigella (naɪˈdʒɛlə). born 1960, British journalist, broadcaster, and cookery writer
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