Wright morris

Morris

[mawr-is, mor-]
noun
1.
Esther Hobart McQuigg Slack [muh-kwig slak] , 1814–1902, U.S. suffragist.
2.
Gouverneur [guhv-er-neer] , 1752–1816, U.S. statesman.
3.
Robert, 1734–1806, U.S. financier and statesman, born in England.
4.
William, 1834–96, English painter, furniture designer, poet, and socialist writer.
5.
Wright, 1910–1998, U.S. novelist.
6.
a male given name, form of Maurice.
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Morris (ˈmɒrɪs)
 
n
William. 1834--96, English poet, designer, craftsman, and socialist writer. He founded the Kelmscott Press (1890)

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Morris
style of furniture, wallpaper, etc., 1880, in ref. to poet and craftsman William Morris (1834-96).
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American novelist, short-story writer, essayist, and photographer who often wrote about the Midwestern prairie where he grew up. In his writings he sought to recapture the American past and portray the frustrations of contemporary life.

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