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[gawl-tn] /ˈgɔl tn/
Sir Francis, 1822–1911, English scientist and writer.
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[gawl-toh-nee-uh n] /gɔlˈtoʊ ni ən/ (Show IPA),
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  • Galton was mad innyway, an' had a glass o' whiskey in his hand.

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock T. S. Stribling
  • "We might leave th' dock and run 'er 'ome by sail," suggested Galton.

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock T. S. Stribling
  • Galton believed that the first need was the need of knowledge in these matters.

  • Galton estimated the number of men of genius in all history at four hundred.


    William Graham Sumner
  • These principles are embodied in the Franklin and Galton grates.

  • Why not apply Mr. Galton's process, and get thirty-eight stories all in one?

    A Mortal Antipathy Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • Mr. Galton believes that the life of wild animals is very anxious.

    The Beauties of Nature Sir John Lubbock
  • Galton's good-natured patronage of him was a thing to which no one was indifferent.

    T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • "You did catch on to what I didn't want," Galton said at last.

    T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett
British Dictionary definitions for Galton


Sir Francis. 1822–1911, English explorer and scientist, a cousin of Charles Darwin, noted for his researches in heredity, meteorology, and statistics. He founded the study of eugenics and the theory of anticyclones
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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