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Layard

[laird, ley-erd]
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noun
  1. Sir Aus·ten Henry [aw-stuh n] /ˈɔ stən/, 1817–94, English archaeologist, writer, and diplomat.
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Historical Examples

  • Not less than two miles of bas-reliefs were thus brought to light by Mr. Layard.

    Self-Help

    Samuel Smiles

  • The first was on Layard's motion for reform, which was rejected by 359 to 46.

  • Layard (Discoveries, p. 163) gives a sketch of one of these objects.

  • See Layard, Monuments of Nineveh, 2nd series, plates 21 and 40.

  • Mr. Layard could not induce them to touch anything from the bank, but a tyee of 18lb.

    Fishing in British Columbia

    Thomas Wilson Lambert


British Dictionary definitions for layard

Layard

noun
  1. Sir Austen Henry. 1817–94, English archaeologist, noted for his excavations at Nimrud and Nineveh
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