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  • Dryden, John 1631-1700. English writer and poet laureate (after 1668). The outstanding literary figure of the Restoration, he wrote critical essays, poems, such as Absalom and Achitophel (1681), and dramas, including All for Love (1678).

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  • proper n. A surname derived from place names in England, from Old English words for "dry valley".
  • proper n. John Dryden, English poet and playwright

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  • n. the outstanding poet and dramatist of the Restoration (1631-1700)

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  • DRYDEN -- A power failure forced suspension of Friday night's junior varsity boys basketball game between Whitney Point and Dryden, school officials said.

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  • DRYDEN -- The potential new gas drilling well site in Dryden will be on hold for at least the next six months, according to an official with Anschutz Exploration Co., which has applied for a permit to drill into the natural gas layer known as the Trenton-Black River formation at a site designated Cook #1 on Irish Settlement Road.

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  • DRYDEN -- Dryden used a big third-quarter run to handily beat Groton, 65-49, Saturday night in a physical boys basketball battle.

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  • Israel's party mixer: DRYDEN BLURS LIBERAL STANCE ON MIDEAST (Now Toronto) - Dryden, apparently in a bid to be seen as out-doing his Conservative opponent in support of Israel, makes an outrageous statement suggesting all foreign aid to Gaza be cut off.

    Progressive Bloggers

  • It seems to have been a quiet weekend in Dryden from the Ithaca Journal's perspective, but there's a piece looking at the primary in the 24th Congressional District, where the Club For Growth, which supported him verbally, hasn't come through with cash, citing "limited resources."

    Living in Dryden: Walrath fails to find cash

  • Bayes, probably, imitated the dress, and mimicked the manner, of Dryden: the cant words which are so often in his mouth may be supposed to have been Dryden's habitual phrases, or customary exclamations.

    Lives of the Poets, Volume 1

  • I sometimes wonder if Tom Patterson had been born in Dryden Ontario for instance, he might have founded a summer festival dedicated to John Dryden, the seventeenth-century dramatist, and revised Romeo and Juliet to give it a happy ending.

    The Stratford Experience

  • Dryden is very nice and quick to respond to emails.

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  • At this point it's clear that there's more than enough going on in Dryden for stories every day.

    Living in Dryden: Six months

  • Living in Dryden: beyondmeasure, Grange recognition, more

    Living in Dryden: beyondmeasure, Grange recognition, more

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