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The capital and largest city of Mississippi, in the west-central part of the state. Originally a small trading post, it was chosen as capital in 1821 and named for Andrew Jackson.


(Placename) a city in and state capital of Mississippi, on the Pearl River. Pop: 179 599 (2003 est)


1. (Biography) Andrew. 1767–1845, US statesman, general, and lawyer; seventh president of the US (1829–37). He became a national hero after successfully defending New Orleans from the British (1815). During his administration the spoils system was introduced and the national debt was fully paid off
2. (Biography) Colin (Ray). born 1967, Welsh athlete: gold medallist in the 110m hurdles at the world championships (1993, 1999), European Championships (1990, 1994, 1998, 2002), and Commonwealth Games (1990, 1994)
3. (Biography) Glenda. born 1936, British stage, film, and television actress, and Labour politician. Her films include Women in Love (1969) for which she won an Oscar, The Music Lovers (1970), Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971), and Turtle Diary (1985); became a member of parliament in 1992
4. (Biography) Jesse (Louis). born 1941, US Democrat politician and clergyman; Black campaigner for minority rights
5. (Biography) Michael (Joe). 1958–2009, US pop singer, lead vocalist with the Jacksons (originally the Jackson 5) (1969–86). His solo albums include Thriller (1982), Bad (1987), and Invincible (2001)
6. (Biography) Peter. born 1961, New Zealand film director, screenwriter, and producer; his films include Heavenly Creatures (1994), The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–03), King Kong (2005), and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
7. (Biography) Thomas Jonathan, known as Stonewall Jackson. 1824–63, Confederate general in the American Civil War, noted particularly for his command at the first Battle of Bull Run (1861)


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1. Andrew ( “Old Hickory” ), 1767–1845, U.S. general: 7th president of the U.S. 1829–37.
2. Helen Hunt (Helen Maria Fiske), 1830–85, U.S. novelist and poet.
3. Jesse L(ouis), born 1941, U.S. Baptist minister and political activist.
4. Mahalia, 1911–72, U.S. gospel singer.
5. Thomas Jonathan ( “Stonewall Jackson” ), 1824–63, Confederate general.
6. the capital of Mississippi, in the central part. 201,250.
7. a city in W Tennessee. 192,923.
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Noun1.Jackson - English film actress who later became a member of British Parliament (born in 1936)Jackson - English film actress who later became a member of British Parliament (born in 1936)
2.Jackson - United States singer who began singing with his four brothers and later became a highly successful star during the 1980s (born in 1958)
3.Jackson - United States singer who did much to popularize gospel music (1911-1972)
4.Jackson - United States civil rights leader who led a national campaign against racial discrimination and ran for presidential nomination (born in 1941)
5.Jackson - United States writer of romantic novels about the unjust treatment of Native Americans (1830-1885)Jackson - United States writer of romantic novels about the unjust treatment of Native Americans (1830-1885)
6.Jackson - general in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War whose troops at the first Battle of Bull Run stood like a stone wall (1824-1863)Jackson - general in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War whose troops at the first Battle of Bull Run stood like a stone wall (1824-1863)
7.Jackson - 7th president of the USJackson - 7th president of the US; successfully defended New Orleans from the British in 1815; expanded the power of the presidency (1767-1845)
8.Jackson - a town in western Wyoming
Equality State, WY, Wyoming - a state in the western United States; mountainous in the west and north with the Great Plains in the east
9.Jackson - a town in western Tennessee
Tennessee, TN, Volunteer State - a state in east central United States
10.Jackson - capital of the state of Mississippi on the Pearl River
Magnolia State, Mississippi, MS - a state in the Deep South on the gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate States during the American Civil War
11.Jackson - a town in south central Michigan
Great Lakes State, Michigan, Wolverine State, MI - a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region
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I knew what all this meant, for the servants' dinner-bell was ringing at the very moment over our heads; and as I hate such encroaching people (the Jacksons are very encroaching, I have always said so: just the sort of people to get all they can), I said to the boy directly (a great lubberly fellow of ten years old, you know, who ought to be ashamed of himself), "I'll take the boards to your father, Dick, so get you home again as fast as you can.
Norris related again her triumph over Dick Jackson, but neither play nor preparation were otherwise much talked of, for Edmund's disapprobation was felt even by his brother, though he would not have owned it.
And there were many Jacksons--hundreds of them in the mills alone, as Jackson himself had said.
And then I thought of the Sierra Mills and the dividends that had been paid, and I saw the blood of Jackson upon my gown as well.
I gave the actual facts of the case, the long years Jackson had worked in the mills, his effort to save the machinery from damage and the consequent accident, and his own present wretched and starving condition.
He smiled when I asked him the reason the newspapers suppressed all mention of Jackson or his case.
When I asked them flatly to assist Jackson, they as flatly refused.
Jackson had taken himself away, and the ladies had retired to their chintz- curtained bedroom, Newland Archer mounted thoughtfully to his own study.
Sillerton Jackson and his sister Sophy (who went wherever her brother told her to), were some of the most fashionable and yet most irreproachable of the dominant "young married" set; the Lawrence Leffertses, Mrs.
Jackson Frost: A Holiday Fable With Music From Jacksons A-Z'' may not have the same thespian zing as some of the company's Shakespeare titles, but both signal the same glad tidings: the return of the Troubadour Theatre Company, aka the antidote to holiday boredom, aka the one Christmas show that should never, ever be bypassed.

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