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Jack·son

 (jăk′sən)
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.

Jackson

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

Jackson

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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)

Jack•son

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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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Evans, "I think Billy Jackson is a much better name for it.
At night my room is like the shaft of a coal mine, and it makes Billy Jackson look like the big diamond pin that Night fastens her kimono with.
he said; and silently handed his glass to old Sillerton Jackson.
Sillerton Jackson had returned the opera-glass to Lawrence Lefferts.
Well, me an' Jackson here was nosin' around to see what we can see, when your husband comes moseyin' along.
So we don't waste any time," Jackson said, addressing himself to Saxon.
Under the stern awning bearded Jackson jingled an old guitar and sang, with an execrable accent, Spanish love-songs; while young Hollis and I, sprawling on the deck, had a game of chess by the light of a cargo lantern.
We could hear Jackson, who had gone out to drive away our Malay seamen from the doorway of the companion; he swore menacingly in the patter of a heavy shower, and there was a great commotion on deck.
Jackson gone to file that declaration in Bullman and Ramsey, Mr.
I don't want to lose Jackson and he'll put you into hospital if he ever gets started.
Jackson had been working many hours, and his muscles had lost their resiliency and snap.
Here a buzz in the room drew the two young men a little aside, and for a minute I heard nothing but indistinct phrases, in which "removal of deposites," "panic," "General Jackson," and "revolution," were the only words I could fairly understand.

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