Burt L., pseudonym of Gilbert Patten.
Myles or Miles [mahylz] /maɪlz/, c1584–1656, American settler, born in England: military leader in Plymouth Colony.
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a stand, usually of metal, for pens, ink bottles, etc
Word Origin for standish
C15: of unknown origin
Myles (or Miles). ?1584–1656, English military leader of the Pilgrim Fathers at Plymouth, New England
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