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Pow·ell

 (pou′əl), Adam Clayton, Jr. 1908-1972.
American politician. A US representative from New York (1945-1967 and 1969-1971), he was an outspoken advocate of civil rights.

Po·well

(pō′əl), Anthony Dymoke 1905-2000.
British writer best known for A Dance to the Music of Time (1951-1975), a cycle of 12 satirical novels.

Powell

, Colin Luther Born 1937.
American general and politician who served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989-1993) and as secretary of state (2001-2005).

Powell

, Earl Known as "Bud." 1924-1966.
American jazz pianist and composer who was a key figure in the bop movement.

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John Wesley Powell

Powell

, John Wesley 1834-1902.
American geologist and ethnologist who explored and mapped the Grand Canyon (1869 and 1871), directed the US Geological Survey (1881-1894), and classified many Native American languages.

Powell

, Lake
A large reservoir of southern Utah and north-central Arizona formed by the Glen Canyon Dam (built 1964) on the Colorado River.

Powell

, Lewis Franklin, Jr. 1907-1998.
American jurist who served as an associate justice of the US Supreme Court (1972-1987).

Powell

(ˈpaʊəl)
n
1. (Biography) Anthony (Dymoke ˈdɪmək). 1905–2000, British novelist, best known for his sequence of novels under the general title A Dance to the Music of Time (1951–75)
2. (Biography) Cecil Frank. 1903–69, British physicist, who was awarded the Nobel prize for physics in 1950 for his discovery of the pi-meson
3. (Biography) Colin (Luther) (ˈkəʊlɪn). born 1937, US politician and general; Republican secretary of state (2001–05)
4. (Biography) Earl, known as Bud Powell. 1924–1966, US modern-jazz pianist
5. (Biography) (John) Enoch. 1912–98, British politician. An outspoken opponent of Commonwealth immigration into Britain and of British membership of the Common Market (now the European Union), in 1974 he resigned from the Conservative Party, returning to Parliament as a United Ulster Unionist Council member (1974–87)
6. (Biography) Michael. 1905–90, British film writer, producer, and director, best known for his collaboration (1942–57) with Emeric Pressburger. Films include The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), A Matter of Life and Death (1946), The Red Shoes (1948), and Peeping Tom (1960)

Pow•ell

(ˈpoʊ əl, ˈpaʊ- for 2,3; ˈpaʊ- for 6,4,5 )

n.
1. Anthony, 1905–2000, English author.
2. Cecil Frank, 1903–69, English physicist: Nobel prize 1950.
3. Colin, born 1937, U.S. general and statesman: Secretary of State since 2001.
4. John Wesley, 1834–1902, U.S. geologist and ethnologist.
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Noun1.Powell - United States general who was the first African American to serve as chief of staff; later served as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush (born 1937)
2.Powell - English physicist who discovered the pion (the first known meson) which is a subatomic particle involved in holding the nucleus together (1903-1969)
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Powell, who was a mining engineer by education, stated that we had uncovered over a million dollars worth of ore in a trifle over three months.
As Powell was familiar with the country, as well as with the mechanical requirements of mining we determined that it would be best for him to make the trip.
On March 3, 1866, Powell and I packed his provisions on two of our burros, and bidding me good-bye he mounted his horse, and started down the mountainside toward the valley, across which led the first stage of his journey.
My last sight of Powell was about three in the afternoon as he entered the shadows of the range on the opposite side of the valley.
Look at my scarlet pompons, and the wind blowing your skirts about, and the ground so hard that not a prop will stick in, and then the carriage having to go out, when I had counted on having Powell, who--give every one their due--does tie up dahlias properly.
The hauling was not over till mid-day, and as the lumber was to be delivered to Andrew Hale, the Starkfield builder, it was really easier for Ethan to send Jotham Powell, the hired man, back to the farm on foot, and drive the load down to the village himself.
As if expecting a protest, she continued plaintively; "If you're too busy with the hauling I presume you can let Jotham Powell drive me over with the sorrel in time to ketch the train at the Flats.
He knew that Zeena must be wondering why he did not offer to drive her to the Flats and let Jotham Powell take the lumber to Starkfield, and at first he could not think of a pretext for not doing so; then he said: "I'd take you over myself, only I've got to collect the cash for the lumber.
At the age of thirty-four, and apparently at first sight, he suddenly married Mary Powell, the seventeen-year-old daughter of a royalist country gentleman with whom his family had long maintained some business and social relations.
It was at this point that interrupting his flow of talk to light his pipe but holding us with his eye he inquired whether we had known Powell.
To keep the ball rolling I asked Marlow if this Powell was remarkable in any way.
I remember Powell so well simply because as one of the Shipping Masters in the Port of London he dispatched me to sea on several long stages of my sailor's pilgrimage.