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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Marlowe, Christopher 1564-1593. English playwright and poet whose development of blank verse influenced Shakespeare. His plays include Tamburlaine the Great (c. 1587) and Edward II (c. 1592).

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  • proper n. A habitational surname from the English place name Marlow.
  • proper n. Christopher Marlowe (1564-93), English dramatist.

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  • n. English poet and playwright who introduced blank verse as a form of dramatic expression; was stabbed to death in a tavern brawl (1564-1593)
  • n. tough cynical detective (one of the early detective heroes in American fiction) created by Raymond Chandler

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