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Winstanley

noun
  1. Gerrard. ?1609–60, English radical; leader of the Diggers (1649–50) and author of the pamphlet The Law of Freedom in a Platform (1652)
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Historical Examples

  • On the other hand, Winston is a personal name, Wine-stan, whence Winstanley.

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    Ernest Weekley

  • William Roscoes fine library was also sold in 1816 by Winstanley of Liverpool.

    Prices of Books

    Henry B. Wheatley

  • Winstanley's edifice had been polygonal; Rudyard's was to be circular.

  • Mrs. Winstanley, on the other hand, was the most delightful of comrades.

  • The “Winstanley,” I think, also reposes in the same collection.