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

  • Fawkes, Guy 1570-1606. English conspirator executed for his role in the Gunpowder Plot, an attempt to kill James I and blow up Parliament on November 5, 1605, to avenge the persecution of Roman Catholics in England.

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  • n. English conspirator who was executed for his role in a plot to blow up James I and the Houses of Parliament (1570-1606)

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Examples

  • Piers Fawkes is the founder of PSFK and running it along with the other parts of PSFK.

    Peter Crawfurd: 3 Highly Successful Blogs and How They Got There

  • Guido Fawkes is reporting that "The latest poll (conducted 6-8 August) carried out in Scotland by YouGov recorded the biggest ever poll lead for the SNP with the party gaining a 19% lead over the Labour .... the SNP on 44% with Labour trailing on 25%."

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Guido Fawkes is a Westminster Village distraction, the love of politicians and journalists.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • Guido Fawkes is claiming that YouGuv was commissioned to conduct a poll of Liberal Democrat members and the results came up: Campbell 40, Huhne 34, Hughes 24.

    A two-horse race?

  • He had drawn his information from Paul Staines, a former bond trader who writes a blog under the name Guido Fawkes from London.

    NYT > Home Page

  • He had drawn his information from Paul Staines, a former bond trader who writes a blog from London under the name Guido Fawkes.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Feared by everyone, 'except my kids', Guido Fawkes, aka Paul Staines, 44, a one-time City trader turned 1990s Acid House rave promoter, set up his blog in 2004 in Wexford, Ireland.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • The inquiry, led by senior judge Brian Leveson, said Sunday it would call Paul Staines, who blogs under the name Guido Fawkes.

    SFGate: Don Asmussen: Bad Reporter

  • Paul Staines, who blogs under the name Guido Fawkes, posted a draft of Mr Campbell's written evidence online at the weekend.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • It emerged on Sunday that political blogger Paul Staines, who runs the Order-order website under the name Guido Fawkes, had been summoned to the inquiry sometime this week.

    BBC News - Home

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