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[kromp-tuh n]
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  1. Samuel,1753–1827, English inventor of the spinning mule.
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Historical Examples

  • Like so many other great inventors, Crompton died in poverty.


    John Spargo

  • They always seem to be so in books; and Crompton certainly was a genius.

    Carl and the Cotton Gin

    Sara Ware Bassett

  • Evidently you know more about human nature than poor Crompton did.

    Carl and the Cotton Gin

    Sara Ware Bassett

  • Crompton lost his eye, but my punishment was as severe as his.

    The Disowned, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Crompton, principally published in Manchester from 1799 to 1850.

British Dictionary definitions for crompton


  1. Richmal, full name Richmal Crompton Lamburn . 1890–1969, British children's author, best known for her Just William stories
  2. Samuel. 1753–1827, British inventor of the spinning mule (1779)
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