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Wells

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noun
  1. Henry,1805–78, U.S. businessman: pioneered in banking, stagecoach services, and express shipping.
  2. H(erbert) G(eorge),1866–1946, English novelist and historian.
  3. Horace,1815–48, U.S. dentist: pioneered use of nitrous oxide as an anesthetic.
  4. Ida BellIda Bell Wells-Barnett, 1862–1931, U.S. journalist and civil-rights leader.
  5. a historic town in E Somersetshire, in SW England: cathedral.
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British Dictionary definitions for ida b wells

Wells1

noun
  1. a city in SW England, in Somerset: 12th-century cathedral. Pop: 10 406 (2001)

Wells2

noun
  1. Henry. 1805–78, US businessman, who founded (1852) with William Fargo the express mail service Wells, Fargo and Company
  2. H (erbert) G (eorge). 1866–1946, British writer. His science-fiction stories include The Time Machine (1895), War of the Worlds (1898), and The Shape of Things to Come (1933). His novels on contemporary social questions, such as Kipps (1905), Tono-Bungay (1909), and Ann Veronica (1909), affected the opinions of his day. His nonfiction works include The Outline of History (1920)
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ida b wells in Medicine

Wells

(wĕlz)
  1. American dentist who was the first to use nitrous oxide to anesthetize patients during oral surgery.
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