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Rawlinson

[raw-lin-suh n] /ˈrɔ lɪn sən/
noun
1.
George, 1812–1902, English historian.
2.
his brother, Sir Henry Creswicke
[krez-ik] /ˈkrɛz ɪk/ (Show IPA),
1810–95, English archaeologist, diplomat, and soldier.
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  • On this afternoon (October 9th) I had a message from Rawlinson.

    1914

    John French, Viscount of Ypres
  • Rawlinson reported that Capper with two brigades was still in Ghent.

    1914

    John French, Viscount of Ypres
  • Of the former divinity, Rawlinson relates an instructive myth.

    Moon Lore Timothy Harley
  • And to the Queen he remarked: "This is Rawlinson, who is learning to be a stenographer."

    Through St. Dunstan's to Light James H. Rawlinson
  • Was it Rawlinson, for example, whom an anxious mother was confiding to his care?

    Lover or Friend

    Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • Rawlinson on the effect of troubles in the Caucasus on Russian policy, 315.

    Studies in Literature and History

    Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
  • Rawlinson was introduced into the Tatler, under the name Tom Folio.

    Bibliomania; or Book-Madness

    Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  • Dr. Rawlinson possessed a painting of him, which was engraved by Vertue.

    English Book Collectors William Younger Fletcher
  • Among the portraits was one in crayons of Rawlinson by his brother Richard.

    English Book Collectors William Younger Fletcher
  • Rawlinson hesitated, and glanced round at each of us in turn.

    Mud and Khaki Vernon Bartlett

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