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Drayton

[dreyt-n]
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noun
  1. Michael,1563–1631, English poet.
  2. William Henry,1742–1779, American member of Continental Congress, 1778–79.
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  • Then tell the court how you came to identify the defendant as Drayton.

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    Sir Hall Caine

  • The attorney smiled, and the tension of Drayton's face relaxed.

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    Sir Hall Caine

  • "I think you are a good woman, Mrs. Drayton," said the magistrate.

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    Sir Hall Caine

  • Drayton and Bonnithorne did not trouble the world much longer.

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    Sir Hall Caine

  • Mrs. Drayton's further hopes and fears were lost in the bustle of the court.

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    Sir Hall Caine


British Dictionary definitions for drayton

Drayton

noun
  1. Michael. 1563–1631, English poet. His work includes odes and pastorals, and Poly-Olbion (1613–22), on the topography of England
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