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

  • Marston, John 1575?-1634. English playwright whose works include The Malcontent and The Dutch Courtezan (both 1604).


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  • Three runways covered with PSP, Pierced Steel Planking—also called Marston mats—had been constructed at Tempelhof and two more built at Gatow.

    Daring Young Men

  • "That boy called Marston who was drowned the other day," I said, and I gave his address in Colchester.

    Movie Night

  • Anna and Bobby Marston, aka Jane and John Doe, never used those names in public or on legal documents.


  • The prisoner, on the contrary, was at that time at a lonely spot called Marston's Spinney, where he had been summoned by an anonymous note, couched in blackmailing terms, and threatening to reveal certain matters to his wife unless he complied with its demands.

    The Mysterious Affair at Styles

  • "Marston," he said, when the driver halted, "it's good to see the noble work going on."

    The Landloper

  • Leander, 'Marston's' Pygmalion, 'and Beaumont's' Hermaphrodite '-- are all of them conceived in the Italian style, by men who had either studied Southern literature, or had submitted to its powerful æsthetic influences.

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series

  • If there had been no split, companies such as Marston's would not have put an end to RPI rent increases, Punch would not have introduced new discounts, and important information would not have been given to tenants.

    Rss news feed for Morning Advertiser

  • "Marston," he said to the man who presently came, "you must be very tired, but Dr. Cairn will be here within an hour.

    Brood of the Witch-Queen

  • "Marston," says he, flashin 'an engraved visitin' card, "L. Egbert

    Odd Numbers Being Further Chronicles of Shorty McCabe

  • Now the Bodleian has decided to buy a 15-acre site at South Marston, 28 miles from Oxford, where it will build a giant warehouse to initially hold eight million books.

    Bodleian Library store to be built in Swindon, UK


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