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Britten

[brit-n] /ˈbrɪt n/
noun
1.
(Edward) Benjamin, 1913–76, English composer and pianist.
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  • The rogue came to me, and I told him that the will was made, and that Britten and Sloane had witnessed it.

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  • "I'd like you to indicate directions," said Britten, and waited.

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  • Britten wasn't subdued by his first rebuff; presently he was at us again.

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  • "You're just the old plunger you used to be, Britten," I said.

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  • The discovery of Britten happened to me when we were both in the Lower Fifth.

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  • Britten rubbed the palm of his hand on the corner of his desk.

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  • Britten, in his "Hand-Book," gives a drawing of such an escapement.

  • Britten says twenty degrees, and also employs a non-tangential locking.

  • Mr Britten in 1876 patented a process for the manufacture of glass from blast furnace slag.

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Britten

/ˈbrɪtən/
noun
1.
(Edward) Benjamin, Baron Britten. 1913–76, English composer, pianist, and conductor. His works include the operas Peter Grimes (1945) and Billy Budd (1951), the choral works Hymn to St Cecilia (1942) and A War Requiem (1962), and numerous orchestral pieces
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