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Barton

[bahr-tn]
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noun
  1. Clara,1821–1912, U.S. philanthropist who organized the American Red Cross in 1881.
  2. Derek H(arold) R(ichard),1918–98, English chemist: Nobel Prize 1969.
  3. Sir Edmund,1849–1920, Australian jurist and statesman: prime minister 1901–03.
  4. a male given name.
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  • Long Barton shall know you in your true character, Sir, I promise you.

  • The empty cage that had opened its door to love at Long Barton had now other occupants.

  • “Mr. Barton wrote to us about you,” Farnsworth continued briskly.

    The Wall Street Girl

    Frederick Orin Bartlett

  • “It is at least twelve hundred more than you have now,” suggested Barton.

    The Wall Street Girl

    Frederick Orin Bartlett

  • “As to that I am not prepared to give an opinion,” replied Barton.

    The Wall Street Girl

    Frederick Orin Bartlett


British Dictionary definitions for barton

barton

noun
  1. archaic a farmyard

Word Origin

Old English beretūn, from bere barley + tūn stockade; see town

Barton

noun
  1. Sir Derek (Harold Richard). 1918–98, British organic chemist: shared the Nobel prize for chemistry (1969) for his work on conformational analysis
  2. Sir Edmund 1849–1920, Australian statesman; first prime minister of Australia (1901–03)
  3. Elizabeth, known as the Maid of Kent . ?1506–34, English nun, who claimed the gift of prophecy. Her criticism of Henry VIII's attempt to annul his first marriage led to her execution
  4. John (Bernard Adie). born 1928, British theatre director, noted esp for his productions of Shakespeare
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barton in Medicine

Barton

(bärtn)
  1. American administrator who did battlefield relief work during the Civil War and organized the American Red Cross (1881).
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