- a stand for ink, pens, and other writing materials.
Origin of standish
- Burt L., pseudonym of Gilbert Patten.
- Myles or Miles [mahylz] /maɪlz/, c1584–1656, American settler, born in England: military leader in Plymouth Colony.
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Examples from the Web for standish
Carver, Bradford, Winslow, and Standish were of their number.
Captain Standish followed up his victory, and pursued the fugitives.
They did not in the least suggest the crew of adventurers which Mrs. Standish had led Sally to expect.
For Sally's benefit Mrs. Standish spelled the word patiently.
"Nothing is impossible except your refusal," said Mrs. Standish.
- a stand, usually of metal, for pens, ink bottles, etc
C15: of unknown origin
- Myles (or Miles). ?1584–1656, English military leader of the Pilgrim Fathers at Plymouth, New England