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Appleton

[ap-uh l-tuh n] /ˈæp əl tən/
noun
1.
Sir Edward Victor, 1892–1965, British physicist: Nobel Prize 1947.
2.
a city in E Wisconsin.
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  • Upon a table close by, was the desk which had been purchased the day previous, at Appleton's.

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  • Appleton says they were arrested on the 27th, but the facts, "between the lines," are as I have told you.

    Between the Lines

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  • “Not a pleasant custom, and a new one to me,” said Appleton.

    Ladies-In-Waiting Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • “You sent me some verses, Mr. Appleton,” she said, as the poet moved away.

    Ladies-In-Waiting Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • “Twenty-five minutes will do it,” Appleton answered briskly.

    Ladies-In-Waiting Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • Appleton, and Lench, and Coker want looking after badly, I know.

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  • But there is one other test—the supreme test of all, of which even Appleton did not know.

    The Promise James B. Hendryx
  • I bet Uncle Appleton will whale me—anyway, he couldn't whale as hard as you.

    The Promise James B. Hendryx
  • Appleton pulled at his gray mustache and regarded the other thoughtfully.

    The Promise James B. Hendryx
  • Appleton's brow clouded as he learned the details of the bird's-eye plot.

    The Promise James B. Hendryx
British Dictionary definitions for Appleton

Appleton

/ˈæpəltən/
noun
1.
Sir Edward (Victor). 1892–1965, English physicist, noted particularly for his research on the ionosphere: Nobel prize for physics 1947
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