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Ericsson

[er-ik-suh n] /ˈɛr ɪk sən/
noun
1.
John, 1803–89, Swedish engineer and inventor; in the U.S. after 1839.

Ericson

or Ericsson

[er-ik-suh n] /ˈɛr ɪk sən/
noun
1.
Leif
[leef;; Icelandic leyv] /lif;; Icelandic leɪv/ (Show IPA),
flourished a.d. c1000, Norse mariner: according to Icelandic saga, discoverer of Vinland (son of Eric the Red).
Old Norse Eirikson.
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  • In a moment we knew it for the Ericsson—the looked-for other iron-clad we knew to be a-building.

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  • Ericsson began the construction of a screw-propeller in a bath-room.

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  • Which means that's as good an excuse as any for having her at Ericsson, thought Dudley.

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  • Captain Ericsson's invention is therefore to be tried in mid-air.

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  • Ericsson, not being appreciated in England, came to America to experiment.

  • When Ericsson desired to explore there he was refused permission.

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  • But Ericsson is perfectly well satisfied with it to this day.

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  • So Ericsson gave orders to pack and start as soon as possible.

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  • But Ericsson possessed a capacity for hard work that recognized no obstacles.

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Ericson

/ˈɛrɪksən/
noun
1.
Leif (liːf). 10th–11th centuries ad, Norse navigator, who discovered Vinland (?1000), variously identified as the coast of New England, Labrador, or Newfoundland; son of Eric the Red
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