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  1. Barbara Ann, 1928–2012, Canadian figure skater.

  2. Dred [dred], /drɛd/, 1795?–1858, an enslaved Black man whose suit for freedom (1857) was denied by the U.S. Supreme Court (Dred Scott Decision ) on the grounds that enslaved Africans and their descendants were not citizens within the meaning of the Constitution and therefore could not sue in a federal court.

  1. Duncan Campbell, 1862–1947, Canadian poet and public official.

  2. Sir George Gilbert, 1811–78, English architect.

  3. his grandson, Sir Giles Gilbert, 1880–1960, English architect.

  4. Robert Fal·con [fawl-kuhn, fal-, faw-kuhn], /ˈfɔl kən, ˈfæl-, ˈfɔ kən/, 1868–1912, British naval officer and Antarctic explorer.

  5. Sir Walter, 1771–1832, Scottish novelist and poet.

  6. Win·field [win-feeld], /ˈwɪnˌfild/, 1786–1866, U.S. general.

  7. a male given name.

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/ (skɒt) /

  1. Sir George Gilbert. 1811–78, British architect, prominent in the Gothic revival. He restored many churches and cathedrals and designed the Albert Memorial (1863) and St Pancras Station (1865)

  2. his grandson, Sir Giles Gilbert. 1880–1960, British architect, whose designs include the Anglican cathedral in Liverpool (1904–78) and the new Waterloo Bridge (1939–45)

  1. Paul (Mark). 1920–78, British novelist, who is best known for the series of novels known as the "Raj Quartet": The Jewel in the Crown (1966), The Day of the Scorpion (1968), The Towers of Silence (1972), and A Division of the Spoils (1975). Staying On (1977) won the Booker Prize

  2. Sir Peter (Markham). 1909–89, British naturalist, wildlife artist, and conservationist, noted esp for his paintings of birds. He founded (1946) the Slimbridge refuge for waterfowl in Gloucestershire

  3. his father, Robert Falcon. 1868–1912, British naval officer and explorer of the Antarctic. He commanded two Antarctic expeditions (1901–04; 1910–12) and reached the South Pole on Jan 18, 1912, shortly after Amundsen; he and the rest of his party died on the return journey

  4. Sir Walter . 1771–1832, Scottish romantic novelist and poet. He is remembered chiefly for the "Waverley" historical novels, including Waverley (1814), Rob Roy (1817), The Heart of Midlothian (1818), inspired by Scottish folklore and history, and Ivanhoe (1819), Kenilworth (1821), Quentin Durward (1823), and Redgauntlet (1824). His narrative poems include The Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805), Marmion (1808), and The Lady of the Lake (1810)

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