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  1. Robert Smith,1805–64, English editor and writer.
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Examples from the Web for surtees

Historical Examples

  • These were the circumstances of the Surtees family when Dr. Barrre made their acquaintance.

    The Doctor's Red Lamp


  • You have been kept late on your round to-night, said Mrs. Surtees.

  • Oh, said Mrs. Surtees wiping her moist eyes, did you not hear, Jim?

  • Mrs. Surtees sat and listened to them with her immovable face of misery.

  • Mrs. Surtees was the last to be moved by the general agitation.

British Dictionary definitions for surtees


  1. John. born 1934, British racing motorcyclist and motor-racing driver. He was motorcycling world champion (1956, 1958–60) and Formula One world champion (1964), the only man to have been world champion in both sports
  2. Robert Smith. 1803–64, British journalist and novelist, who satirized the sporting life of the English gentry in such works as Jorrocks's Jaunts and Jollities (1838)
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