horace, 4th earl orford walpole
noun 1. Horace, 4th Earl of Orford /ˈɔrfərd/ [awr-ferd] Show IPA , (Horatio Walpole) 1717–97,
English novelist and essayist (son of Sir Robert Walpole).
Sir Hugh Seymour, 1884–1941, English novelist, born in New Zealand.
3. Sir Robert, 1st Earl of Orford /ˈɔrfərd/ [awr-ferd] Show IPA , 1676–1745,
British statesman: prime minister 1715–17; 1721–42.
a city in E Massachusetts.
World English Dictionary
|Walpole (ˈwɔːlˌpəʊl) |
|1. ||Horace, 4th Earl of Orford. 1717--97, British writer, noted for his letters and for his delight in the Gothic, as seen in his house Strawberry Hill and his novel The Castle of Otranto (1764)|
|2. ||Sir Hugh (Seymour). 1884--1941, British novelist, born in New Zealand: best known for The Herries Chronicle (1930--33), a sequence of historical novels set in the Lake District|
|3. ||Sir Robert, 1st Earl of Orford. 1676--1745, English Whig statesman. As first lord of the Treasury and Chancellor of the Exchequer (1721--42) he was effectively Britain's first prime minister|
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