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Noun: Marlowe  maa(r)-low
  1. English poet and playwright who introduced blank verse as a form of dramatic expression; was stabbed to death in a tavern brawl (1564-1593)
    - Christopher Marlowe
     
  2. Tough cynical detective (one of the early detective heroes in American fiction) created by Raymond Chandler
    - Philip Marlowe

Type of: character, dramatist, fictional character, fictitious character, playwright, poet

Encyclopedia: Marlowe, West Virginia