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Aus·tin 1

 (ô′stən)
See Saint Augustine2.

Aus·tin 2

 (ô′stən, ŏs′tən)
The capital of Texas, in the south-central part of the state on the Colorado River. The city was selected as the capital of the Republic of Texas in 1839 and became the permanent capital of the state of Texas in 1872. The main campus of the University of Texas (established 1881) is here.

Austin

(ˈɒstɪn)
n
(Placename) a city in central Texas, on the Colorado River: state capital since 1845. Pop: 672 011 (2003 est)

Austin

(ˈɒstɪn; ˈɔː-)
n
1. (Biography) Herbert, 1st Baron. 1866–1941, British automobile engineer, who founded the Austin Motor Company
2. (Biography) John. 1790–1859, British jurist, whose book The Province of Jurisprudence Determined (1832) greatly influenced legal theory and the English legal system
3. (Biography) J(ohn) L(angshaw) (ˈlæŋʃɔː). 1911–60, English philosopher, whose lectures Sense and Sensibilia and How to do Things with Words were published posthumously in 1962

Austin

(ˈɒstɪn)
adj, n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) another word for Augustinian
[C14: shortened form of Augustine]

Aus•tin

(ˈɔ stən)

n.
1. Alfred, 1835–1913, English poet: poet laureate 1896–1913.
2. John, 1790–1859, English writer on law.
3. Stephen Fuller, 1793–1836, American colonizer in Texas.
5. the capital of Texas, in the central part, on the Colorado River. 541,278.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Austin - state capital of Texas on the Colorado River; site of the University of Texas
University of Texas - a university in Austin, Texas
Lone-Star State, Texas, TX - the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
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The same evening Turlington was at his office in Austin Friars, investigating the state of affairs, with his head clerk to help him.
Branca's letter as "small foreign firms;" and they had produced the serious financial crisis in the affairs of the great house in Austin Friars, which had hurried Turlington up to London.
You will kindly show the envelope of this letter to my man, Austin, when you call, as he has to take every precaution to shield me from the intrusive rascals who call themselves `journalists.
With these encouraging words the lady handed me over to the taciturn Austin, who had waited like a bronze statue of discretion during our short interview, and I was conducted to the end of the passage.
Suddenly Austin slanted his mahogany face toward me without taking his eyes from his steering-wheel.
As Austin said, it was not difficult to read, for the words were few and arresting:--
If a slave was convicted of any high misdemeanor, became unmanageable, or evinced a determination to run away, he was brought immedi- ately here, severely whipped, put on board the sloop, carried to Baltimore, and sold to Austin Woolfolk, or some other slave-trader, as a warning to the slaves remaining.
Austin Dobson's Selections from Steele (Clarendon Press) prefaced by his careful "Life.
Another he took in Latin which Saint Albin made, And the fair Austin who baptism brought hither.
Austin, probation officer, Court of General Sessions," he explained.
Austin says," continued the district attorney, "she's looked into this case, and asks to have the man turned over to her.
As Austin Lewis* says, speaking of that time, those to whom the command 'Feed my lambs' had been given, saw those lambs sold into slavery and worked to death without a protest.

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