Morris



Esther Hobart McQuigg Slack [muh-kwig slak] /məˈkwɪg ˈslæk/ (Show IPA), 1814–1902, U.S. suffragist.
Gouverneur
[guhv-er-neer] /ˌgʌv ərˈnɪər/ (Show IPA), 1752–1816, U.S. statesman.
Robert, 1734–1806, U.S. financier and statesman, born in England.
William, 1834–96, English painter, furniture designer, poet, and socialist writer.
Wright, 1910–1998, U.S. novelist.
a male given name, form of Maurice.
a rural folk dance of north English origin, performed in costume traditionally by men who originally represented characters of the Robin Hood legend, especially in May Day festivities.
Contemporary Examples

Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’ Asawin Suebsaeng January 6, 2015
The Man Who Fell for ‘King Con’ Gina Piccalo November 30, 2010
What Made Charlie Parker Great? Reviewing Stanley Crouch’s Biography on Bird Stuart Klawans September 22, 2013
The Man Who Fell for ‘King Con’ Gina Piccalo November 30, 2010
‘You’re a F—cking Liar’: Whitey Bulger and the FBI’s Sordid History T.J. English June 30, 2013

Historical Examples

In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories Robert Barr
In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories Robert Barr
Stella Fregelius H. Rider Haggard
In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories Robert Barr
Makers of British Botany; a collection of biographies by living botanists Various

noun
William. 1834–96, English poet, designer, craftsman, and socialist writer. He founded the Kelmscott Press (1890)
noun
any of various old English folk dances usually performed by men (morris men) to the accompaniment of violin, concertina, etc. The dancers are adorned with bells and often represent characters from folk tales Often shortened to morris
n.

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