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Stan·dish(stăn′dĭsh′), Miles or Myles 1584?-1656.
English soldier and colonist in America. Hired by the Pilgrims to accompany them on their voyage to the New World (1620), he became a military and political leader of Plymouth Colony.
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a stand, usually of metal, for pens, ink bottles, etc
[C15: of unknown origin]
(Biography) Myles (or Miles). ?1584–1656, English military leader of the Pilgrim Fathers at Plymouth, New England
a stand for ink, pens, and other writing materials.
[1425–75; late Middle English; orig. uncertain]
Myles or Miles, c1584–1656, American settler, born in England.