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Danby

noun
  1. Also: 1st Duke of Leeds 1st Earl of, title of Thomas Osborne . 1631–1712, English politician; Lord Treasurer (1673–78): regarded as the founder of the Tory party
  2. Francis . 1793–1861, Irish painter of romantic landscapes and historical subjects
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Historical Examples

  • "Bob, it's damned hard to find a straight-legged dog," laughed Danby.

    Thoroughbreds

    W. A. Fraser

  • "Porter tells me Lucretia is good business," said Danby, in a tentative tone.

    Thoroughbreds

    W. A. Fraser

  • Do I believe that she is wild, unwomanly, heathenish, as Mrs. Danby says?

  • Danby meanwhile was at Boulogne, sickening after his wife and children.

    The Christmas Books

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • "You're a wonder, Danby," said Canfield, as they made their way down to the car.