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  • proper noun A topographic surname for someone who lived in a lane.
  • proper noun A patronymic surname anglicised from various Irish surnames.
  • proper noun A male given name transferred from the surnames.


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  • Once across the river and up the hill, I turned the Stanley left onto the narrow lane — everyone called it Deacon's Lane, but that name had never appeared on any sign or map that I knew of — that wound up the hill through the mortared stone walls dating back to the first Dutch settlers.

    Flash ModesittJr_LE 2004

  • A lane in the parish of Overstrand is called, after him, Shuck's Lane.

    Notes and Queries, Number 29, May 18, 1850 Various

  • The lane is called Shelley's Lane, for a reason too beautiful to be told; since all the most beautiful reasons in the world are kept secrets.

    Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard Eleanor Farjeon 1923

  • From Norton church we may return by a field path which leads into and crosses a lane known as King's Lane, and possibly connected with some cavalier episode.

    Evesham 1901

  • Presbyterian Church, a stone church with slated spire, standing at the corner of the lane that leads across the fields and past orchards and market-gardens to Howard's Lane.

    Hammersmith, Fulham and Putney The Fascination of London John Cunningham Geikie 1865

  • Riall pushed on in pursuit, when the Americans halted at Lundy's Lane (called Bridgewater by the Americans), where took place the most stubborn fight of the war -- known as _the Battle of Lundy's Lane_ -- which may be regarded as terminating the American invasions of Canada, and the last field battle of the war.

    The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 2 of 2 From 1620-1816 Egerton Ryerson 1842

  • We shall immediately, along a lane, called Arch-deacon's Lane, about the middle of which is a Meeting house, with a small burial ground, belonging to the General Baptists, guide our stranger to

    A Walk through Leicester being a Guide to Strangers Susannah Watts 1805

  • * About Quick Lane * Quick Lane® provides automotive quick services for all makes and models.

    Automotive Headlines 2009

  • Despite the slowdown, Ms. Woo remains confident in the lasting attraction of what she calls the Lane Crawford experience: "Everyone who walks through our doors should be treated like a VIP," she says.

    Instinct for Reinvention Propels Hong Kong Scion 2008

  • On one hand, Ray Lane is the real deal and should do wonders for that board.

    HP's Selection Of CEO Surprises Investors By MICHAEL LIEDTKE 2010


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