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R(obert) M(ichael). 1825–94, British author, noted for such adventure stories as The Coral Island (1857)
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  • Mr. ballantyne's book will not fail to delight boys, for it is full of deeds of daring and of 'hairbreadth escapes.'

    Blown to Bits Robert Michael Ballantyne
  • "And don't come down this way from Mulliner's," added the careful ballantyne.

  • ballantyne pointed to Nell Lawson, who now stood and leant against a tree for support.

  • Some one came to Mrs. ballantyne and said that it was just about a owre wi Davie noo.

    Spare Hours John Brown
  • The whole scene, with Mowbray's “You having been such as you own yourself,” was made unintelligible by ballantyne's objection.

    St. Ronan's Well Sir Walter Scott
  • Miss ballantyne says that he was not ill-tempered, but on the contrary, kind, especially to children.

    Spare Hours John Brown
  • There was no power of final rejection in ballantyne's blue pencil.

  • His first teacher was Mr ballantyne of Kelso, a man somewhat celebrated in his vocation.

  • The firm is now known as ballantyne, Hanson and Co., and admirably sustains its old traditions.

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