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Dunstable

[duhn-stuh-buh l] /ˈdʌn stə bəl/
noun
1.
John, c1390–1453, English composer.
Also, Dunstaple
[duhn-stuh-puh l] /ˈdʌn stə pəl/ (Show IPA)
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  • I know where blankets can be got; I saw one hanging out of a shop the day I went last to Dunstable.'

    The Blue Jar Story Book Maria Edgeworth
  • You got clear off with that money through your fire near Dunstable.

  • And Miss Dunstable looked round as though she expected that somebody would certainly have brought her dog in after her.

    Framley Parsonage Anthony Trollope
  • Like Stanning, Dunstable had demanded tea, and had been informed that there was none for him.

    The White Feather P. G. Wodehouse
  • Falkes bade his brother, William de Bréauté fall upon the justice, who had been hearing suits at Dunstable, and take him prisoner.

  • "You can't expect us to know all your shady friends," said Dunstable.

    The White Feather P. G. Wodehouse
  • He had been invited to take charge of the monastery school, but did not arrive in time, so he opened a school at Dunstable.

  • "Don't let a trifle of that sort stand in the way," said Dunstable.

    The White Feather P. G. Wodehouse
  • "There are more things in Heaven and Earth—" said Dunstable, wiping his hands.

    The White Feather P. G. Wodehouse
  • Linton had not counted on Stanning having seen what he and Dunstable had seen.

    The White Feather P. G. Wodehouse
British Dictionary definitions for Dunstable

Dunstable1

/ˈdʌnstəbəl/
noun
1.
an industrial town in SE central England, in Bedfordshire. Pop: 50 775 (2001)

Dunstable2

/ˈdʌnstəbəl/
noun
1.
John. died 1453, English composer, esp of motets and mass settings, noted for his innovations in harmony and rhythm
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