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Pugin

[pyoo-jin] /ˈpyu dʒɪn/
noun
1.
Augustus Charles, 1762–1832, French architectural draftsman and archaeologist in England.
2.
his son, Augustus Welby Northmore
[wel-bee nawrth-mawr,, -mohr] /ˈwɛl bi ˈnɔrθ mɔr,, -moʊr/ (Show IPA),
1812–52, English architect and designer.
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  • They were considered by Pugin to be the finest examples in the kingdom.

  • 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.

    Illustrated History of Furniture Frederick Litchfield
  • 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
  • Pugin would have been a great force could his sentiment have been awakened; but he could not see palm trees.

    The Pools of Silence H. de Vere Stacpoole
  • Now Pugin was on the committee lists of half a dozen charitable and humanitarian concerns.

    The Pools of Silence H. de Vere Stacpoole
  • Pugin would lend his purse to the cause, and his name, but he would not lend his pen—simply because he could not.

    The Pools of Silence H. de Vere Stacpoole
  • The decorative work was executed by Pugin, and has been described by those who remember it as gorgeous.

    Chelsea

    G. E. (Geraldine Edith) Mitton
  • We may now turn to consider the Gothic Revival movement itself, of which Pugin was one of the most important pioneers.

British Dictionary definitions for Pugin

Pugin

/ˈpjuːdʒɪn/
noun
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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