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[pak-stuh n] /ˈpæk stən/
Sir Joseph, 1801–65, English horticulturist and architect. Unabridged
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  • Nor did the eagerness of Franklin to bring the Paxton assassins to justice cease with the conference at Germantown.

  • Paxton had entered with the conquerors, and had just seized on the house.

    Memoirs Charles Godfrey Leland
  • “I wish they would go in their room,” whispered Paxton, from a corner.

    The Putnam Hall Rivals Arthur M. Winfield
  • Go to Mrs. Paxton, and see her, waiting at her house if she happens to be out.

    Number Seventeen Louis Tracy
  • The three cadets walked into the woods and then made the discovery that Ritter and Paxton were just ahead of them.

    The Putnam Hall Encampment Arthur M. Winfield
British Dictionary definitions for Paxton


Sir Joseph. 1801–65, English architect, who designed Crystal Palace (1851), the first large structure of prefabricated glass and iron parts
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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