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/ˈrəʊlɪ; ˈraʊ-/
Thomas. ?1586–?1642, English dramatist, who collaborated with John Ford and Thomas Dekker on The Witch of Edmonton (1621) and with Thomas Middleton on The Changeling (1622)
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  • rowley, as no doubt you've heard, has just accepted a slum parish in Shoreditch.

    The Altar Steps Compton MacKenzie
  • Heard 'em talking it over down to rowley's store last evening.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • I called to rowley and questioned him tightly as to the appearance of the Bow Street officer.

    St. Ives Robert Louis Stevenson
  • "I hope it's something where we can fetch rowley in," confessed the skipper.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • Yet the period I speak of is near a century after the era of the pretended rowley.

  • Wait till to-morrow morning for your business with Mr. rowley.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • "I'd like to take up that loan and save the rest of the year's interest, Deacon rowley," stated Mayo, with sailorly bluntness.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • I seized the opportunity of speaking to Miss rowley, and told her what had happened.

    In the Wilds of Africa W.H.G. Kingston

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