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Aitken

[eyt-kuh n] /ˈeɪt kən/
noun
1.
Robert Grant, 1864–1951, U.S. astronomer.
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  • Aitken smoked in silence for a time; then he said, 'I'll tell you another thing.

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  • The talk with Aitken had given Tam an inkling of my thoughts.

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  • I cursed myself for not writing to Aitken at Lourenco Marques weeks before.

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  • I gave a great shout, for in the men I recognized Aitken and the schoolmaster Wardlaw.

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  • Aitken and Wardlaw, when I descended from the cliffs, took me straight to Blaauwildebeestefontein.

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  • But Dr. Aitken suggests that regenerators might be used along with the electricity.

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  • Dr. Aitken had been testing the radiating powers of different substances.

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Aitken

/ˈeɪtkɪn/
noun
1.
Robert Grant. 1864–1951, US astronomer who discovered over three thousand double stars
2.
William Maxwell See Beaverbrook
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