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  1. Christopher Darlington,1890–1957, U.S. writer.
  2. Edward Williams,1838–1923, U.S. chemist and physicist.
  3. John, Viscount Morley of Blackburn,1838–1923, English statesman, journalist, biographer, and critic.
  4. Thomas,1557–1603?, English composer, especially of madrigals.
  5. a male given name.
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  1. an industrial town in N England, in Leeds unitary authority, West Yorkshire. Pop: 54 051 (2001)
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  1. Edward Williams. 1838–1923, US chemist who collaborated with A. A. Michelson in the Michelson-Morley experiment
  2. John, Viscount Morley of Blackburn. 1838–1923, British Liberal statesman and writer; secretary of state for India (1905–10)
  3. Robert. 1908–92, British actor. His many films include Major Barbara (1940), Oscar Wilde (1960), and The Blue Bird (1976)
  4. Thomas. ?1557–?1603, English composer and organist, noted for his madrigals and his textbook on music, A Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke (1597)
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  1. American chemist and physicist who with Albert Michelson disproved the existence of ether, the hypothetical medium of electromagnetic waves. Their work served as the starting point for Albert Einstein's development of the theory of relativity.
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