- ChristopherKit, 1809–68, U.S. frontiersman and scout.
- Sir Edward HenryBaron Carson, 1854–1935, Irish public official.
- Johnny,1925–2005, U.S. television entertainer.
- Rachel Louise,1907–1964, U.S. marine biologist and author.
- a city in SW California.
- a river in N California and NW Nevada, flowing NE to the Carson Sink. 150 miles (241 km) long.
- a male or female given name.
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“I feel a shaking of the ground I stand on,” Carson tells Mrs. Hughes with trepidation.What Downton’s Fashion Really Means
January 2, 2015
But Carson, who cites his lack of political experience as a strength, may not be equipped to play in such a strong GOP field.Ben Carson’s Bizarrely Serious, Seriously Bizarre Campaign Crew
November 12, 2014
I never watch television," he says, then corrects himself: "Well, sometimes Carson's monologue.Will the Real Jim Palmer Please Stand Up
September 27, 2014
Carson and NBC [she had appeared on the Tonight Show for years] had put out such bad publicity about me.Joan Rivers: Our Last Interview
September 4, 2014
“We were in Carson City last month to report on a death-penalty execution,” one explains.The Stacks: The Judas Priest Teen Suicide Trial
June 28, 2014
You say your prayers every night to King William and Carson!The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
Their success had created quite an excitement around Carson.With Trapper Jim in the North Woods
Lawrence J. Leslie
Mr. Carson rolled up his napkin and inserted it in the ring.Cap'n Warren's Wards
Joseph C. Lincoln
And we are the only witnesses to it, you and Carson and myself.
Everybody in Virginia and Carson, of course, knew these things.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
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- Christopher, known as Kit Carson. 1809–68, US frontiersman, trapper, scout, and Indian agent
- Edward Henry, Baron. 1854–1935, Anglo-Irish politician and lawyer; led northern Irish resistance to the British government's plan for home rule for Ireland
- Rachel (Louise). 1907–64, US marine biologist and science writer; author of Silent Spring (1962)
- Willie, full name William Hunter Fisher Carson. born 1942, Scottish jockey: rode four winners in the Derby (1979, 1980, 1989, 1994)
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- American marine biologist and writer whose best-known book, Silent Spring (1962), was an influential study of the dangerous effects of synthetic pesticides on food chains. Public reaction to the book resulted in stricter controls on pesticide use and shaped the ideas of the modern environmental movement.
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