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  1. Augustus Charles,1762–1832, French architectural draftsman and archaeologist in England.
  2. his sonAugustus Wel·by North·more [wel-bee nawrth-mawr, -mohr] /ˈwɛl bi ˈnɔrθ mɔr, -moʊr/, 1812–52, English architect and designer.
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Historical Examples

  • They were considered by Pugin to be the finest examples in the kingdom.

    Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Lincoln

    A. F. Kendrick

  • He talked about Pugin and the soul's need for seasons of contemplation and repose.

    Mushroom Town

    Oliver Onions

  • Designed by Mr. Pugin, and manufactured by Mr. Crace, London.

  • Pugin had a hard and bitter fight for twenty years before he obtained recognition.

    The Pools of Silence

    H. de Vere Stacpoole

  • Pugin listened, making little bows, sniffing the lettuce which the mastiff-man had so cunningly placed before his nose.

    The Pools of Silence

    H. de Vere Stacpoole

British Dictionary definitions for pugin


  1. Augustus (Welby Northmore). 1812–52, British architect; a leader of the Gothic Revival. He collaborated with Sir Charles Barry on the Palace of Westminster (begun 1836)
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