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

  • Caxton, William 1422?-1491. English printer who published the first book in English, Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye (c. 1475).

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  • proper n. A surname.
  • n. Any book printed by William Caxton, the first English printer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any book printed by William Caxton, the first English printer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The name applied to any book printed by William Caxton, (died 1491 or 1492), originally an English merchant in the Netherlands, who in advanced age learned the art of printing and introduced it into England.
  • n. A printing-type of Flemish design used by William Caxton in 1477.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. English printer who in 1474 printed the first book in English (1422-1491)


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  • I think this comes from the sceene where Ben Caxton is recounting his first visit to Mikeâ⠂ ¬â „ ¢s Church.

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  • I did not go to these countries out of mere curiosity I was asked to an important conference for the reaffirmation of the world's moral ideal in Caxton Hall in 1922 and from what I heard I made up my mind that I would see Prague, that new centre of Europe.

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  • The word was personified into Jack Malapert in Caxton’s Book of Curtesye in about 1477-78.

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  • Mr. Rimbault is wrong in giving to Abbot Milling the honour of being the patron of Caxton, which is due to Abbot Esteney.

    Notes and Queries, Number 38, July 20, 1850

  • How the imagination recoils at the idea of Caxton's translation of the Metamorphoses of Ovid, or perhaps his ` ` Lyf of therle of Oxenforde, '' together with many another book from our first presses, not a fragment of which do we now possess, being used for baking ` ` pyes. ''

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  • A house traditionally called Caxton's was pointed out up to fifty years ago.

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  • How the imagination recoils at the idea of Caxton's translation of the

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  • Bulletin_, J. Ross Browne, the reporter of the first convention and a most interesting writer, Derby the humorist, "Caxton" or W.H. Rhodes,

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  • Somewhat we must say however of the fine paper, exquisite typography, and two neat steel engravings with which this 'Caxton' edition is made beautiful and most suitable either for a lady's _étagere_-book-shelf or the most elegant library.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No. 1, July, 1862

  • "Caxton," he said, "I wish to pay this note and let it seem to have come from Fetters."

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