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Staines

[steynz] /steɪnz/
noun
1.
a town in Surrey, SE England, on the Thames River near Heathrow airport.
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  • Dr. van Heerden did not hurry his departure from his Staines house.

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  • "And you were to be friends till death," said Staines, with a sigh.

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  • Staines said nothing; he only quickened his pace; but he was greatly disturbed.

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  • To stop him, Staines requested to feel his pulse, and examine his tongue and eye.

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  • In forty-eight hours more a brougham waited at Mrs. Staines's door.

    A Simpleton Charles Reade
  • She was far more extravagant in her praises than Dr. Staines had been.

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  • Dr. Staines cursed the London season, and threatened to migrate to Liverpool.

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  • Dr. Staines, forget all that passed here at your last visit.

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  • Dr. Staines politely ignored her little attempts to interrupt the argument.

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  • You needn't cry, Mrs. Staines; your husband has been let in deeper than you have.

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British Dictionary definitions for Staines

Staines

/steɪnz/
noun
1.
a town in SE England, in N Surrey on the River Thames. Pop: 50 538 (2001)
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