- a river in SE Canada, flowing NE from Lake Ontario, forming part of the boundary between New York and Ontario, and emptying into the Gulf of St. Lawrence. 760 miles (1225 km) long.
- Gulf of, an arm of the Atlantic between SE Canada and Newfoundland.
[lawr-uh ns, lor-]
- D(avid) H(erbert),1885–1930, English novelist.
- Ernest O(rlando),1901–58, U.S. physicist: inventor of the cyclotron; Nobel Prize 1939.
- Gertrude,1901?–52, English actress.
- Jacob,1917–2000, U.S. painter and educator.
- James,1781–1813, U.S. naval officer in the War of 1812.
- Saint.Also Lorenzo.Latin Laurentius.died a.d. 258?, early church martyr.
- Sir Thomas,1769–1830, English painter.
- T(homas) E(dward)T. E. ShawLawrence of Arabia, 1888–1935, English archaeologist, adventurer, soldier, and writer.
- a city in NE Massachusetts, on the Merrimack River.
- a city in E Kansas, on the Kansas River.
- a town in central Indiana.
- a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “a man of Laurentum.”
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- a river in SE Canada, flowing northeast from Lake Ontario, forming part of the border between Canada and the US, to the Gulf of St Lawrence: commercially one of the most important rivers in the world as the easternmost link of the St Lawrence Seaway. Length: 1207 km (750 miles). Width at mouth: 145 km (90 miles)
- Gulf of Saint Lawrence a deep arm of the Atlantic off the E coast of Canada between Newfoundland and the mainland coasts of Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia
- Saint. died 258 ad, Roman martyr: according to tradition he was roasted to death on a gridiron. Feast day: Aug 10
- D (avid) H (erbert). 1885–1930, British novelist, poet, and short-story writer. Many of his works deal with the destructiveness of modern industrial society, contrasted with the beauty of nature and instinct, esp the sexual impulse. His novels include Sons and Lovers (1913), The Rainbow (1915), Women in Love (1920), and Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928)
- Ernest Orlando. 1901–58, US physicist, who invented the cyclotron (1931): Nobel prize for physics 1939
- Gertrude. 1898–1952, British actress, noted esp for her roles in comedies such as Noël Coward's Private Lives (1930)
- Sir Thomas. 1769–1830, British portrait painter
- T (homas) E (dward), known as Lawrence of Arabia. 1888–1935, British soldier and writer. He took a major part in the Arab revolt against the Turks (1916–18), proving himself an outstanding guerrilla leader. He described his experiences in The Seven Pillars of Wisdom (1926)
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[lôr′əns]Ernest Orlando 1901-1958
- American physicist who in 1929 built the first cyclotron, which he used to study the structure of the atom, transmute elements, and produce artificial radiation. His work laid the foundation for the development of the atomic bomb.
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