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Pegler

[peg-ler] /ˈpɛg lər/
noun
1.
(James) Westbrook, 1894–1969, U.S. journalist.
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  • Mrs. Pegler was by no means deaf, for she caught a word as it was uttered.

    Hard Times Charles Dickens
  • I always thought that you, Pegler, were such a very sensible woman.

    From Out the Vasty Deep Mrs. Belloc Lowndes
  • So it was that, reluctantly, Pegler made up her mind to speak.

    From Out the Vasty Deep Mrs. Belloc Lowndes
  • "I don't like to see you standing, ma'am," said Pegler inconsequently.

    From Out the Vasty Deep Mrs. Belloc Lowndes
  • Pegler did not often drop an aitch, but when she did so forget herself, she did it thoroughly.

    From Out the Vasty Deep Mrs. Belloc Lowndes
  • And you say—you admit, Pegler—that nothing did happen the night before last?

    From Out the Vasty Deep Mrs. Belloc Lowndes
  • For Pegler answered with a kind of cry, "A 'orrible happarition, ma'am!"

    From Out the Vasty Deep Mrs. Belloc Lowndes
  • "It was when Mr. Varick was making that speech of his," said Pegler slowly.

    From Out the Vasty Deep Mrs. Belloc Lowndes
  • D'you really mean that you won't sleep next door to-night, Pegler?

    From Out the Vasty Deep Mrs. Belloc Lowndes
  • And then, to the speaker's extreme surprise, there came a sudden change over Pegler's face.

    From Out the Vasty Deep Mrs. Belloc Lowndes

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