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 (tŏmp′sən, tŏm′-), Benjamin Count Rumford. 1753-1814.
American-born British public official and physicist who conducted numerous experiments on heat and friction, concluding that heat is produced by moving particles.

Thompson

, David 1770-1857.
Canadian explorer who followed the Columbia River to its mouth (1811) and mapped much of western Canada.

Thompson

, Dorothy 1894-1961.
American journalist whose radio broadcasts and widely syndicated column "On the Record" (1936-1941) informed Americans of the impending threat of Nazi Germany.

Thompson

, Jennifer Elisabeth Known as "Jenny." Born 1973.
American swimmer who won twelve Olympic medals, including eight gold medals in relay events at the 1992, 1996, and 2000 games.

Thompson

(ˈtɒmpsən; ˈtɒmsən)
n
1. (Biography) Benjamin, Count Rumford. 1753–1814, Anglo-American physicist, noted for his work on the nature of heat
2. (Biography) Daley. born 1958, British athlete: Olympic decathlon champion (1980, 1984)
3. (Biography) Emma. born 1959, British actress: her films include Howards End (1991), Sense and Sensibility (1996; also wrote screenplay), Primary Colors (1998), and Love Actually (2003)
4. (Biography) Flora (Jane). 1876–1947, British writer, author of the autobiographical Lark Rise to Candleford (1945)
5. (Biography) Francis. 1859–1907, British poet, best known for the mystical poem The Hound of Heaven (1893)

Thomp•son

(ˈtɒmp sən, ˈtɒm-)

n.
1. Benjamin, Count Rumford, 1753–1814, English physicist and diplomat, born in the U.S.
2. Dorothy, 1894–1961, U.S. journalist.
3. Francis, 1859–1907, English poet.
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Noun1.Thompson - United States classical archaeologist (born in Canada) noted for leading the excavation of the Athenian agora (1906-2000)Thompson - United States classical archaeologist (born in Canada) noted for leading the excavation of the Athenian agora (1906-2000)
2.Thompson - English physicist (born in America) who studied heat and frictionThompson - English physicist (born in America) who studied heat and friction; experiments convinced him that heat is caused by moving particles (1753-1814)
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Author Richard Patterson believes the infamous serial killer, who stalked Whitechapel, East London, from 1888 to 1891, was Francis Thompson.
Francis Thompson, the Yorkshireman used by Cecil Rhodes to trick Lobengula to hand over his kingdom to the Perfidious Albion in 1888, records in his half-finished book (which his daughter completed and published in 1936; Thompson died in 1927) that the huge disagreement within the Ndebele royal family was about which of two candidates--Lobengula and Nkulumani, both sons of the recently deceased King Mzilikazi--should ascend the throne.
Francis Thompson, Chair of the Agriculture Committee, is the first in a series of upcoming Farm to School initiatives.
Good Friday spurs us to behold what the poet Francis Thompson saw as "all the sweetness in the sad, the sadness in the sweet.
Chesterton and Francis Thompson among them, the reader may feast on the banquet of Sheen's own abundant imagery.
Tony Laing, 20, of Staines Road, pounds 200; Tony McAllister, 18, of Grasmere Avenue, pounds 60; Timothy McGann, 43, of Vauxhall Road, pounds 130; Neil J Moore, 38, of Greenford Road, pounds 150; Christopher Oetting, 18, of Pinner Place, pounds 100; Kerry Storrs, 18, of Norbury Grove, pounds 120; Richard Taylor, 30, of Finchley Crescent, pounds 120; Francis Thompson, 19, of Everstone Gardens, pounds 120; Paula Turnbull, 21, of Tumulus Avenue, pounds 110.
TRIUMPHANT: The George Eliot Year 7s - back row (from left): Tay Brown, Luke Hayton, Paul Hanson, Scot Barlow, Michael Hanson, Ryan Greber, Ashley Measom-Bennett, Tim Warbick, Francis Thompson.
Its first headmaster was Francis Thompson, who was also parish clerk for many years.
Chris Chapman did A Place to Stand and Francis Thompson did one for CP Rail, which was a six--screen film.
This may not be as obvious in the United States as it is in the rest of the world, says Francis Thompson, a policy analyst with the Non-Smokers' Rights Association in Canada.
William Francis Thompson (1888-1965) and his pioneering studies of the Pacific halibut, Hippoglossus stenolepis.
Francis Thompson testified that seven men entered her house Tuesday afternoon.