Wilkes

[ wilks ]
/ wɪlks /

noun

Charles,1798–1877, U.S. rear admiral and explorer.
John,1727–97, English political leader and journalist.
Maurice,1913–2010, English computer scientist.

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Wilkes
/ (wɪlks) /

noun

Charles. 1798–1877, US explorer of Antarctica
John. 1727–97, English politician, who was expelled from the House of Commons and outlawed for writing scurrilous articles about the government. He became a champion of parliamentary reform
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