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[pur-kin] /ˈpɜr kɪn/
Sir William Henry, 1838–1907, English chemist. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • How could it be hoped that England would ever swallow such a Perkin?

    Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
  • Manufactured on a large scale after Perkin's discovery of mauve in 1856.

    Vegetable Dyes

    Ethel M. Mairet
  • I think I should like to call you "Perkin," if you don't mind.

    Peterkin Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • I like to have names of my own for some people, and I really thought yours was Perkin.'

    Peterkin Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • "Why, to be sure," breaks in Mr. Robert, Perkin' up all of a sudden and starin' at me.

    The House of Torchy Sewell Ford
  • It would be uphill work to evoke an interest in Perkin Warbeck.

  • The lunatic does not say that he ought to be King; Perkin Warbeck might say that.

    Eugenics and Other Evils G. K. Chesterton
  • In 1497 he commanded the escort which accompanied Perkin Warbeck from Scotland.

  • The following account of the first of these is from Perkin's Annals.

    The History of Peru Henry S. Beebe
  • Perkin filed his for the same process as No. 1948 on June 26.

    Creative Chemistry

    Edwin E. Slosson
British Dictionary definitions for Perkin


a variant of parkin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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