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standish

[stan-dish] /ˈstæn dɪʃ/
noun, Archaic.
1.
a stand for ink, pens, and other writing materials.
Origin of standish
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English; origin uncertain; perhaps stand + dish

Standish

[stan-dish] /ˈstæn dɪʃ/
noun
1.
Burt L. pseudonym of Gilbert Patten.
2.
Myles or Miles
[mahylz] /maɪlz/ (Show IPA),
c1584–1656, American settler, born in England: military leader in Plymouth Colony.
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  • Mrs. standish was studious in her avoidance of him without appearance of open slight.

    Nobody Louis Joseph Vance
  • Carver, Bradford, Winslow, and standish were of their number.

    King Philip John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
  • The standish house had made a sudden and ominous change of tenants.

    The Scouts of the Valley Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Captain standish followed up his victory, and pursued the fugitives.

    King Philip John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
  • One day a company of sixteen, led by Captain standish, went ashore to spend a number of days exploring a little way inland.

    The Story of American History Albert F. Blaisdell
  • For Sally's benefit Mrs. standish spelled the word patiently.

    Nobody Louis Joseph Vance
  • Captain standish's bold action saved both of the English settlements from destruction.

  • They did not in the least suggest the crew of adventurers which Mrs. standish had led Sally to expect.

    Nobody Louis Joseph Vance
  • "Then let them come over here and collect their profits for themselves," retorted standish.

    Standish of Standish Jane G. Austin
  • He spoke cordially to young Mr. standish and in another moment, to the lawyer.

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British Dictionary definitions for standish

standish

/ˈstændɪʃ/
noun
1.
a stand, usually of metal, for pens, ink bottles, etc
Word Origin
C15: of unknown origin

Standish

/ˈstændɪʃ/
noun
1.
Myles (or Miles). ?1584–1656, English military leader of the Pilgrim Fathers at Plymouth, New England
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