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Dawson

[daw-suh n] /ˈdɔ sən/
noun
1.
Sir John William, 1820–99, Canadian geologist and educator.
2.
William Levi, 1899–1990, U.S. composer and conductor.
3.
a town in NW Canada, at the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike rivers: former capital of the Yukon Territory.
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  • When the steamboat arrived at Dawson, White Fang went ashore.

    White Fang Jack London
  • But those who watched Dawson saw that a change had come over him.

    A Waif of the Mountains Edward S. Ellis
  • In the first place, I am sure there is nothing of the kind in the case of Dawson.

    A Waif of the Mountains Edward S. Ellis
  • He no longer argued with Captain Dawson, for it was useless.

    A Waif of the Mountains Edward S. Ellis
  • “And it might be well to take them,” suggested Captain Dawson.

    A Waif of the Mountains Edward S. Ellis
British Dictionary definitions for Dawson

Dawson

/ˈdɔːsən/
noun
1.
a town in NW Canada, in the Yukon on the Yukon River: a boom town during the Klondike gold rush (at its height in 1899). Pop: 1251 (2001)
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