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Paxton

[pak-stuh n]
noun
  1. Sir Joseph,1801–65, English horticulturist and architect.
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Historical Examples of paxton

  • Paxton had entered with the conquerors, and had just seized on the house.

    Memoirs

    Charles Godfrey Leland

  • “Lots of other women are in love with Mr. Paxton, too,” said Jane.

    The Cricket

    Marjorie Cooke

  • Go to Mrs. Paxton, and see her, waiting at her house if she happens to be out.

    Number Seventeen

    Louis Tracy

  • Mrs. Paxton smiled, though her eyes were glistening suspiciously.

    Number Seventeen

    Louis Tracy

  • Mrs. Paxton at this crisis proved herself a woman of spirit.

    Number Seventeen

    Louis Tracy


British Dictionary definitions for paxton

Paxton

noun
  1. Sir Joseph. 1801–65, English architect, who designed Crystal Palace (1851), the first large structure of prefabricated glass and iron parts
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