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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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Footnote: Perhaps the finest piece of rhapsodical appreciative criticism written in later years is the essay on Shelley (especially the last half) by Francis Thompson (Scribner).
Starting next week, Parties must shift their focus to ensuring that the treaty is as effective as possible on the ground," said the Executive Director of the Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) Francis Thompson.
Concerts follow throughout the day with The Durham Alumni Big Band with Al Wood at 1pm, guitar duo Mark Williams and Joel McCullough at 6pm, the Alan Barnes, Bruce Adams and Paul Edis Trio at 8pm and a free jam session with the Peter Gilligan Trio in the Francis Thompson Room to round things off at 10.
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.
Good Friday spurs us to behold what the poet Francis Thompson saw as "all the sweetness in the sad, the sadness in the sweet.
If one were asked to name the poets who lived and wrote during Victoria's reign in England (1837-1901), chances are they might come up with Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, perhaps Swinburne and Hardy, but one could count on their not knowing much about Francis Thompson, author of one of the most moving poems ever written in that or any other period: "The Hound of Heaven.
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.