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[law-suh n]
adjective (sometimes lowercase)
  1. of or relating to a style of overstuffed sofa or chair that is boxy in shape, with square back and seat cushions and broad, square or rounded arms that are lower in height than the back: a Lawson sofa.
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Origin of Lawson1

allegedly from a kind of furniture designed for Thomas W. Lawson (1857–1925), U.S. financier


[law-suh n]
  1. Robert,1892–1957, U.S. illustrator and author, especially of children's books.
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  1. Henry Archibald. 1867–1922, Australian poet and short-story writer, whose work is taken as being most representative of the Australian outback, esp in While the Billy Boils (1896) and Joe Wilson and his Mates (1901)
  2. Nigel, Baron. born 1932, British Conservative politician; Chancellor of the Exchquer (1983–89).
  3. his daughter, Nigella (naɪˈdʒɛlə). born 1960, British journalist, broadcaster, and cookery writer
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