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 (fo͝ol′tən), Robert 1765-1815.
American engineer and inventor who developed an experimental submarine (1800) and produced the first commercially successful steamboat, the North River, popularly known as the Clermont (1807).


(Biography) Robert. 1765–1815, US engineer: designed the first successful steamboat (1807) and steam warship (1814)


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Robert, 1765–1815, U.S. engineer and inventor: builder of the first profitable steamboat.
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There exist guns, according to Fulton, perfected in England by Philip Coles and Burley, in France by Furcy, and in Italy by Landi, which are furnished with a peculiar system of closing, which can fire under these conditions.
Rose despised this taste at first, but soon got interested in Livingstone's adventures, Hobson's stirring life in India, and the brave trials and triumphs of Watt and Arkwright, Fulton, and "Palissy, the Potter.
Do not the constructive fingers of Watt, Fulton, Whittemore, Arkwright, predict the fusible, hard, and temperable texture of metals, the properties of stone, water, and wood?
The city presenting no objects of sufficient interest to detain us on our way, we resolved to proceed next day by another steamboat, the Fulton, and to join it, about noon, at a suburb called Portland, where it would be delayed some time in passing through a canal.
Fulton Financial Corporation is a Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based financial holding company that has banking offices in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and Virginia through its affiliates: Fulton Bank, N.
New permits act as one of the true barometers for analyzing the Phoenix housing market," Fulton said.
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Mr and Mrs Fulton have not raised any concerns over their welfare with us.
Mr Fulton, 60, a former British Army major, originally from Troon, Scotland, and Mrs Fulton, 46, originally from Torquay, Devon, were arrested on November 29.
On Fulton Street the price range is $150-$225 per square fee, but that, I believe is just a matter of time: experts predict a big increase on Fulton as well," he added.
Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard Fulton resigned when the charity found out.
Filmmakers Fulton and Pepe (who met in college and have been living and working together ever since) got their start in "making-of' featurettes, one of which became its own film when Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote collapsed from financial and production woes.