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[tur-pin] /ˈtɜr pɪn/
Ben, 1874–1940, U.S. silent-film comedian.
Richard ("Dick") 1706–39, English highwayman. Unabridged
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  • The finest passage is that relating Turpin's ride to York, which is a marvel of descriptive writing.

    Rookwood William Harrison Ainsworth
  • And, as Turpin had done, so also did he painfully crawl towards the stream.

    A Book of Myths Jean Lang
  • "You have had a narrow escape, by Jove," said Turpin, who had been thunderstruck with the whole proceeding.

    Rookwood William Harrison Ainsworth
  • Then he rose and bade Turpin have the remains of his wife buried that same day.

    Legends of the Rhine Wilhelm Ruland
  • The village postmaster happened to have been the schoolmaster who had taught Turpin to write.

  • Then from a little hill Turpin the Archbishop spoke to them.

  • "That's exactly what I wish to know, my dear fellow," said Turpin, eagerly.

    Rookwood William Harrison Ainsworth
British Dictionary definitions for Turpin


Dick. 1706–39, English highwayman
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