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Glen Canyon Dam

  1. See under Powell, Lake.
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[pou-uh l; for 2, 3 also poh-uh l]
  1. Adam Clayton, Jr.,1908–72, U.S. clergyman, politician, and civil-rights leader: congressman 1945–67, 1969–71.
  2. Anthony,1905–2000, English author.
  3. Cecil Frank,1903–69, English physicist: Nobel prize 1950.
  4. Co·lin [koh-lin, kol-in] /ˈkoʊ lɪn, ˈkɒl ɪn/, born 1937, U.S. general: chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff 1989–96; secretary of state 2001–05.
  5. EarlBud, 1924–66, U.S. jazz pianist and composer.
  6. John Wesley,1834–1902, U.S. geologist and ethnologist.
  7. Lewis Franklin, Jr.,1907–1998, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1972–87.
  8. Lake, an artificial reservoir on the border of SE Utah and NE Arizona, on the Colorado River, formed by the construction of a dam (Glen Canyon Dam) (completed 1964). 186 miles (300 km) long.
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British Dictionary definitions for glen canyon dam


  1. (ˈpəʊəl) Anthony (Dymoke ˈdɪmək). 1905–2000, British novelist, best known for his sequence of novels under the general title A Dance to the Music of Time (1951–75)
  2. Cecil Frank. 1903–69, British physicist, who was awarded the Nobel prize for physics in 1950 for his discovery of the pi-meson
  3. Colin (Luther) (ˈcəʊlɪn). born 1937, US politician and general; Republican secretary of state (2001–05)
  4. Earl, known as Bud Powell. 1924–1966, US modern-jazz pianist
  5. (John) Enoch. 1912–98, British politician. An outspoken opponent of Commonwealth immigration into Britain and of British membership of the Common Market (now the European Union), in 1974 he resigned from the Conservative Party, returning to Parliament as a United Ulster Unionist Council member (1974–87)
  6. Michael. 1905–90, British film writer, producer, and director, best known for his collaboration (1942–57) with Emeric Pressburger. Films include The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), A Matter of Life and Death (1946), The Red Shoes (1948), and Peeping Tom (1960)
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