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Wilkinson

[wil-kin-suh n] /ˈwɪl kɪn sən/
noun
1.
Geoffrey, 1921–96, British chemist: Nobel prize 1973.
2.
James, 1757–1825, U.S. military officer, politician, and adventurer.
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  • "Mr. Wilkinson, you will take charge," the first officer said.

    At Aboukir and Acre George Alfred Henty
  • "This is a rum way of defending a town," Wilkinson remarked.

    At Aboukir and Acre George Alfred Henty
  • Wilkinson said, when he and Edgar had both returned from carrying their orders.

    At Aboukir and Acre George Alfred Henty
  • Wilkinson exclaimed, as he and Edgar ran along by the side of the sailors.

    At Aboukir and Acre George Alfred Henty
  • Edgar had now lost the companionship both of Condor and Wilkinson.

    At Aboukir and Acre George Alfred Henty
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Wilkinson

/ˈwɪlkɪnsən/
noun
1.
Jonny. born 1979, English Rugby Union player: scored 1,179 points (an England record) in 92 internationals (1998–2011); scored the last-minute drop goal that won England victory in the final of the 2003 World Cup
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