Wilson

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noun


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  • But Wilson wanted to punish Ben, and was determined to do so.

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    Charles Thompson

  • Wilson told me when he got home that he had sent Ben to hell, and that he would send me there too.

    Biography of a Slave

    Charles Thompson

  • After laying in the jail at Holly Springs about three weeks Wilson came for me.

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    Charles Thompson

  • The staff had fallen into the way of attending Wilson's operations.

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • As he went down the Street, Wilson's car came around the corner.

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British Dictionary definitions for wilson

Wilson

noun

Alexander. 1766–1813, Scottish ornithologist in the US
Sir Angus (Frank Johnstone). 1913–91, British writer, whose works include the collection of short stories The Wrong Set (1949) and the novels Anglo-Saxon Attitudes (1956) and No Laughing Matter (1967)
Charles Thomson Rees. 1869–1959, Scottish physicist, who invented the cloud chamber: shared the Nobel prize for physics 1927
Edmund. 1895–1972, US critic, noted esp for Axel's Castle (1931), a study of the symbolist movement
(James) Harold, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx. 1916–95, British Labour statesman; prime minister (1964–70; 1974–76)
Jacqueline . born 1945, British writer for older girls; her best-selling books include The Story of Tracey Beaker (1991), The Illustrated Mum (1998), and Girls in Tears (2002).
Richard. 1714–82, Welsh landscape painter
(Thomas) Woodrow (ˈwʊdrəʊ). 1856–1924, US Democratic statesman; 28th president of the US (1913–21). He led the US into World War I in 1917 and proposed the Fourteen Points (1918) as a basis for peace. Although he secured the formation of the League of Nations, the US Senate refused to support it: Nobel peace prize 1919
Derived FormsWilsonian (wɪlˈsəʊnɪən), adjective
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wilson in Science

Wilson

[wĭlsən]Charles Thomson Rees 1869-1959

See more at cloud chamber.

British physicist noted for his research on atmospheric electricity. He developed the Wilson cloud chamber, a device that makes it possible to study and photograph the movement and interaction of electrically charged particles. He shared the 1927 Nobel Prize for physics with Arthur Compton.

Wilson

Edmund Beecher 1856-1939

American zoologist who was one of the founders of modern genetics. He researched the function, structure, and organization of cells, emphasizing their importance as the building blocks of life. He also demonstrated the significance of chromosomes, especially sex chromosomes, in heredity.
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