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 (glăd′stōn′, -stən)
1. A light four-wheeled convertible carriage with two interior seats and places outside for a driver and footman.
2. A Gladstone bag.

[After William Ewart Gladstone.]
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1. (Biography) William Ewart. 1809–98, British statesman. He became leader of the Liberal Party in 1867 and was four times prime minister (1868–74; 1880–85; 1886; 1892–94). In his first ministry he disestablished the Irish Church (1869) and introduced educational reform (1870) and the secret ballot (1872). He succeeded in carrying the Reform Act of 1884 but failed to gain support for a Home Rule Bill for Ireland, to which he devoted much of the latter part of his career
2. (Automotive Engineering) a light four-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle
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(ˈglædˌstoʊn, -stən)

1. William Ew•art (ˈyu ərt) 1809–98, British prime minister four times between 1868 and 1894.
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Noun1.Gladstone - liberal British statesman who served as prime minister four times (1809-1898)Gladstone - liberal British statesman who served as prime minister four times (1809-1898)
2.Gladstone - a large travelling bag made of stiff leatherGladstone - a large travelling bag made of stiff leather
suitcase, traveling bag, travelling bag, grip, bag - a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes; "he carried his small bag onto the plane with him"
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Furthermore, 'to mak siccar,' my father has taken the opposite side of the fireplace and is deep in the latest five columns of Gladstone, who is his Carlyle.
'Away with you, and vote for Gladstone's man!' He jumped up and made off without a word, but from the east window we watched him strutting down the brae.
Gladstone is to be met everywhere in the form of a bag.
Gladstone, I wonder, instruct his valet "to pack his Gladstone"?
One morning the two big bulls, Gladstone and Brigham Young, thought spring had come, and they began to tease and butt at each other across the barbed wire that separated them.
"I have just been there, and I have taken it out, and I have got it in this Gladstone bag.
We got a big Gladstone for the clothes, and a couple of hampers for the victuals and the cooking utensils.
Gladstone testified that the announcement of Macaulay's intention to speak was 'like a trumpet call to fill the benches.' The great qualities, then, of his essays and his 'History' are those which give success to the best sort of popular oratory--dramatic vividness and clearness, positiveness, and vigorous, movement and interest.
Gladstone, until he was so dreadful about Ireland."
I have heard the great orators of many countries, but not even Gladstone himself could have pleased a cause with most consummate power than did this angular Negro, standing in a nimbus of sunshine, surrounded by the men who once fought to keep his race in bondage.
Audley, the chairman, was an amiable, elderly man who still wore Gladstone collars; he was a kind of symbol of all that phantasmal and yet fixed society.
"Here!" said Mr Verloc, giving a slight kick to the gladstone bag on the floor; and Stevie flung himself upon it, seized it, bore it off with triumphant devotion.