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  1. Sir Charles Locke,1836–1906, English architect, designer, and author.
  2. a city in NE Ohio.
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Examples from the Web for eastlake

Historical Examples

  • Mrs. Ireland, Mr. Eastlake and two of his children, were among the killed.

    Old Rail Fence Corners


  • He told me about falling in with Mrs. Eastlake and her three children.

  • Eastlake wanted no machine work, but machinery was not to be defeated.


    William Graham Sumner

  • There were some square, heavy pieces of furniture that we should call Eastlake now.

    A Little Girl in Old Boston

    Amanda Millie Douglas

  • Eastlake's Materials for a history of Oil Painting, review of, 301.

Word Origin and History for eastlake


style of furniture, 1878, often a mere debased Gothic, but at its best inspired by English designer Charles Locke Eastlake (1836-1906) and his book "Hints on Household Taste."

I find American tradesmen continually advertising what they are pleased to call 'Eastlake' furniture, with the production of which I have had nothing whatever to do, and for the taste of which I should be very sorry to be considered responsible [C.L. Eastlake, 1878]
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