Munro


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Mun·ro

 (mən-rō′), Alice Born 1931.
Canadian writer noted for vivid novels and short stories of life in rural Ontario. Her collections of stories include Dance of the Happy Shades (1968) and Moons of Jupiter (1982). She won the 2013 Nobel Prize for literature.

Munro

, Hector Hugh Pen name Saki  (sä′kē) 1870-1916.
British writer known for his witty and sometimes bitter short stories, published in collections such as The Chronicles of Clovis (1911).

Munro

(mʌnˈrəʊ)
n, pl Munros
(Mountaineering) mountaineering any separate mountain peak over 3000 feet high: originally used of Scotland only but now sometimes extended to other parts of the British Isles
[C20: named after Hugh Thomas Munro (1856–1919), who published a list of these in 1891]

Munro

(mʌnˈrəʊ)
n
1. (Biography) Alice, original name Alice Laidlaw. born 1931, Canadian short-story writer; her books include Lives of Girls and Women (1971), The Moons of Jupiter (1982), and The Love of a Good Woman (1999); winner of the Booker international prize (2009) for a lifetime body of work; awarded the Nobel prize for literature (2013)
2. (Biography) H(ector) H(ugh), pen name Saki. 1870–1916, Scottish author, born in Burma (now Myanmar), noted for his collections of satirical short stories, such as Reginald (1904) and Beasts and Superbeasts (1914)

Mun•ro

(mənˈroʊ)

n.
1. Alice (Laidlaw), born 1931, Canadian short-story writer.
2. H(ector) H(ugh) ( “Saki” ), 1870–1916, Scottish novelist and short-story writer, born in Burma.
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The news had been brought, toward the decline of a day in midsummer, by an Indian runner, who also bore an urgent request from Munro, the commander of a work on the shore of the "holy lake," for a speedy and powerful reinforcement.
I have been a governess for five years," said she, "in the family of Colonel Spence Munro, but two months ago the colonel received an appointment at Halifax, in Nova Scotia, and took his children over to America with him, so that I found myself without a situation.
I had 4 pounds a month in my last place with Colonel Spence Munro.
Grant Munro pushed impatiently forward, however, and we stumbled after him as best we could.
Grant Munro rushed into the lighted room at the top, and we entered at his heels.
I burst out laughing, out of sympathy with her merriment; but Grant Munro stood staring, with his hand clutching his throat.
It was a long ten minutes before Grant Munro broke the silence, and when his answer came it was one of which I love to think.
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