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Steele

[steel] /stil/
noun
1.
Sir Richard, 1672–1729, English essayist, journalist, dramatist, and political leader; born in Ireland.
2.
Mount, a mountain in SW Yukon Territory, Canada, on the Alaska border in the St. Elias Range. 16,644 feet (5074 meters).
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  • Here Thackeray has borrowed not only Steele's voice, but his very trick of speech.

  • "'" I used the word 'dream' in my letter to Miss Steele for want of a better word.

    Telepathy W. W. Baggally
  • Of the two officers Steele was the senior in years and in length of service.

    Policing the Plains R.G. MacBeth
  • "It does n't do them any good if they are," said Mrs. Steele, decisively.

    Hooking Watermelons Edward Bellamy
  • I mention these to show the type of stuff Steele is willing to disseminate—if he is paid for it.

    Secret Armies John L. Spivak
British Dictionary definitions for Steele

Steele

/stiːl/
noun
1.
Sir Richard. 1672–1729, British essayist and dramatist, born in Ireland; with Joseph Addison he was the chief contributor to the periodicals The Tatler (1709–11) and The Spectator (1711–12)
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