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Peake

/piːk/
noun
1.
Mervyn. 1911–68, English novelist, poet, and illustrator. In his trilogy Gormenghast (1946–59), he creates, with vivid imagination, a grotesque Gothic world
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  • I hope to reach the peake on Wednesday night, where we shall be able to get something to eat.

  • "I don't know how to thank you, Mr. peake," faltered the lad.

    Darry the Life Saver Frank V. Webster
  • You mean that he wanted Nancy—that is Mrs. peake, to marry him?

    Darry the Life Saver Frank V. Webster
  • You saved my life and you are a regular life saver like Mr. peake.

    Darry the Life Saver Frank V. Webster
  • Mrs. peake was interested in all he had to tell about the trip of the life savers.

    Darry the Life Saver Frank V. Webster
  • When Mrs. peake gave him permission to go Darry hurried off.

    Darry the Life Saver Frank V. Webster
  • At that our lads rent the air with shouts, and Will peake pulled a long face.

    Sir Ludar Talbot Baines Reed
  • London was merry-making, with bonfires and pealing of bells, when Will peake and I entered it.

    Sir Ludar Talbot Baines Reed
  • It's no use, dame peake; they won't be gammon'd, take notice.

    The English Spy Bernard Blackmantle
  • Dove Head is one of the view points of the “peake Countrie.”

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