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Gor·don

 (gôr′dn), Charles George 1833-1885.
British general noted for his role in colonial wars in China and North Africa. He was killed when Khartoum fell to a Mahdist army.

Gordon

, Jeff Born 1971.
American stock car driver who won the Daytona 500 race in 1995, 1997, and 2005 and is one of a small number of drivers who has won the national stock car championship series four times or more.

Gordon

(ˈɡɔːdən)
n
1. (Biography) Adam Lindsay. 1833–70, Australian poet and horseman, born in the Azores, who developed the bush ballad as a literary form, esp in Bush Ballads and Galloping Rhymes (1870)
2. (Biography) Charles George, known as Chinese Gordon. 1833–85, British general and administrator. He helped to crush the Taiping rebellion (1863–64), and was governor of Sudan (1877–80), returning in 1884 to aid Egyptian forces against the Mahdi. He was killed in the siege of Khartoum
3. (Biography) Sir Donald. born 1930, South African businessman
4. (Biography) Dexter (Keith). 1923–90, US jazz tenor saxophonist
5. (Biography) Lord George. 1751–93, English religious agitator. He led the Protestant opposition to legislation relieving Roman Catholics of certain disabilities, which culminated in the Gordon riots (1780)
6. (Biography) George Hamilton. See (4th Earl of) Aberdeen2

Gor•don

(ˈgɔr dn)

n.
Charles George (“Chinese Gordon”; “Gordon Pasha” ), 1833–85, British administrator in China and Egypt.
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I heard afterward that it was young George Gordon, the squire's only son, a fine, tall young man, and the pride of his family.
Like the fabulous Gordon Pym, at every moment I expected to see "that veiled human figure, of larger proportions than those of any inhabitant of the earth, thrown across the cataract which defends the approach to the pole.
If it had not been for the problem of keeping dependable hired hands and the sight of the mine-tipple, which, towering on the adjoining farm, reminded her more and more constantly of Bill, she would not even have considered the offer of Gordon Hamilton, one of Fallon's leading business men, to buy her whole section.
Tarr and Professor Fether"; such bits of extravaganza as "The Devil in the Belfry" and "The Angel of the Odd"; such tales of adventure as "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym"; such papers of keen criticism and review as won for Poe the enthusiastic admiration of Charles Dickens, although they made him many enemies among the over-puffed minor American writers so mercilessly exposed by him; such poems of beauty and melody as "The Bells," "The Haunted Palace," "Tamerlane," "The City in the Sea" and "The Raven.
Hope you know your Gordon, for he's the poet of the horse and the gun and the man that handles both.
Then your eyes fixed themselves upon your newly-framed picture of General Gordon, and I saw by the alteration in your face that a train of thought had been started.
He could not see either what General Gordon had to do with Livy.
Shyness isn't among the many failings -- or virtues -- of Philippa Gordon -- Phil for short.
Gordon Jones, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, was an interesting, almost an historical sight.
I recognized the face of my friend Gordon Doyle, whom I had met in Liverpool on the day of my embarkation, when he was himself about to sail on the steamer City of Prague, on which he had urged me to accompany him.
I'm getting a lovely Gordon setter for a Christmas present for Gilbert.
No account of the Gordon Riots having been to my knowledge introduced into any Work of Fiction, and the subject presenting very extraordinary and remarkable features, I was led to project this Tale.