Forbes


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Forbes

(fɔːbz)
n
(Biography) George William. 1869–1947, New Zealand statesman; prime minister of New Zealand (1930–35)
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Forbes, the English geologist, had made frequent visits to the Mont Blanc region, and had given much attention to the disputed question of the movement of glaciers.
Forbes, who came in as a friend of the Bradleys, were the first capitalists who, for purely business reasons, invested money in the Bell patents.
The general business situation had by this time become more settled, and in four months the company had twenty-two thousand telephones in use, and had reorganized into the National Bell Telephone Company, with $850,000 capital and with Colonel Forbes as its first President.
Forbes, the detective, came round at once and took up the case with a great deal of energy.
Forbes flung open the door, and we both ran into the back room or kitchen, but the woman had got there before us.
Holmes had already wired to Forbes, and we found him waiting to receive us--a small, foxy man with a sharp but by no means amiable expression.
I have seen Forbes, and I have seen your uncle, and I have set one or two trains of inquiry upon foot which may lead to something.
Having got them I let my man go, but I wired full particulars to Forbes this morning.
An honest and natural slum dialect is more tolerable than the attempt of a phonetically untaught person to imitate the vulgar dialect of the golf club; and I am sorry to say that in spite of the efforts of our Academy of Dramatic Art, there is still too much sham golfing English on our stage, and too little of the noble English of Forbes Robertson.
Forbes speaks confidently that shells at their southern limit, and when living in shallow water, are more brightly coloured than those of the same species further north or from greater depths.
Forbes, in a greater depth of water than from 40 to 250 feet; but they are now covered with sea-deposited strata from 800 to 1000 feet in thickness: hence the bed of the sea, on which these shells once lived, must have sunk downwards several hundred feet, to allow of the accumulation of the superincumbent strata.
Alliston Forbes sticks up the Alta Trust for two millions en' gets less'n two years.