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Scott

 (skŏt), Dred 1795?-1858.
American slave who sued unsuccessfully for his liberty after spending four years with his master in a territory where slavery had been banned by the Missouri Compromise. The resulting decision by the US Supreme Court (1857) declared the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional.

Scott

, Robert Falcon 1868-1912.
British explorer who reached the South Pole (January 1912) only to find that Roald Amundsen had discovered the spot one month before. He and his companions died on the return journey.

Scott

, Sir Walter 1771-1832.
British writer of ballads and historical novels, a genre he popularized and refined. His works include Waverley (1814) and Ivanhoe (1819).

Scott

, Winfield 1786-1866.
American general. A hero of the War of 1812, he captured Veracruz, defeated Santa Anna, and captured Chapultepec during the Mexican War (1846-1848).

Scott

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1. (Biography) Adam (Derek). born 1980, Australian golfer: first Australian to win the US Masters (2013)
2. (Biography) Sir George Gilbert. 1811–78, British architect, prominent in the Gothic revival. He restored many churches and cathedrals and designed the Albert Memorial (1863) and St Pancras Station (1865)
3. (Biography) his grandson, Sir Giles Gilbert. 1880–1960, British architect, whose designs include the Anglican cathedral in Liverpool (1904–78) and the new Waterloo Bridge (1939–45)
4. (Biography) Paul (Mark). 1920–78, British novelist, who is best known for the series of novels known as the "Raj Quartet": The Jewel in the Crown (1966), The Day of the Scorpion (1968), The Towers of Silence (1972), and A Division of the Spoils (1975). Staying On (1977) won the Booker Prize
5. (Biography) Sir Peter (Markham). 1909–89, British naturalist, wildlife artist, and conservationist, noted esp for his paintings of birds. He founded (1946) the Slimbridge refuge for waterfowl in Gloucestershire
6. (Biography) his father, Robert Falcon. 1868–1912, British naval officer and explorer of the Antarctic. He commanded two Antarctic expeditions (1901–04; 1910–12) and reached the South Pole on Jan 18, 1912, shortly after Amundsen; he and the rest of his party died on the return journey
7. (Biography) Sir Walter. 1771–1832, Scottish romantic novelist and poet. He is remembered chiefly for the "Waverley" historical novels, including Waverley (1814), Rob Roy (1817), The Heart of Midlothian (1818), inspired by Scottish folklore and history, and Ivanhoe (1819), Kenilworth (1821), Quentin Durward (1823), and Redgauntlet (1824). His narrative poems include The Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805), Marmion (1808), and The Lady of the Lake (1810)

Scott

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n.
1. Dred, 1795?–1858, a black slave whose suit for freedom (1857) was denied by the U.S. Supreme Court.
2. Robert Falcon, 1868–1912, British naval officer and explorer.
3. Sir Walter, 1771–1832, Scottish author.
4. Winfield, 1786–1866, U.S. general.
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Noun1.Scott - award-winning United States film actor (1928-1999)
2.Scott - English explorer who reached the South Pole just a month after AmundsenScott - English explorer who reached the South Pole just a month after Amundsen; he and his party died on the return journey (1868-1912)
3.Scott - United States general who was a hero of the War of 1812 and who defeated Santa Anna in the Mexican War (1786-1866)Scott - United States general who was a hero of the War of 1812 and who defeated Santa Anna in the Mexican War (1786-1866)
4.Scott - British author of historical novels and ballads (1771-1832)Scott - British author of historical novels and ballads (1771-1832)
5.Scott - United States slave who sued for liberty after living in a non-slave stateScott - United States slave who sued for liberty after living in a non-slave state; caused the Supreme Court to declare the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional (1795?-1858)
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It was not a happy evening, for though they sewed as usual, while their mother read aloud from Bremer, Scott, or Edgeworth, something was wanting, and the sweet home peace was disturbed.
2] Scott's Family Bible (1788-1792), edited with notes by the English Biblical commentator, Thomas Scott (1747-1821).
Land of -- why, you see -- you see -- why, great Scott, can't you understand a little thing like that?
I wish Tom Scott could get his hands on this torpid old slab once--you'd see it take a different gait from this.
Colonel Scott was the President of the Pennsylvania Railroad, and therefore a man of the highest prestige in the city.
If you will interpret the word INTOLERANCE as FIRMNESS OF PRINCIPLE, if you do not wish to condemn in the catholic soul of the Abbe de Sponde the stoicism which Walter Scott has made you admire in the puritan soul of Jeanie Deans' father; if you are willing to recognize in the Roman Church the Potius mori quam foedari that you admire in republican tenets,--you will understand the sorrow of the Abbe de Sponde when he saw in his niece's salon the apostate priest, the renegade, the pervert, the heretic, that enemy of the Church, the guilty taker of the Constitutional oath.
After having skirted the sands of Cartier, of Hibernia, Seringapatam, and Scott, last efforts of the solid against the liquid element, on the 14th of January we lost sight of land altogether.
Scott, of course: "The son of an ill-fated sire, and the father of a yet more unfortunate family, bore in his looks that cast of inauspicious melancholy by which the physiognomists of that time pretended to distinguish those who were predestined to a violent and unhappy death.
152} Translation very uncertain; vide Liddell and Scott, under
Here one of the party, by the name of Scott, was taken ill; and his companions came to a halt, until he should recover health and strength sufficient to proceed.
Sir Walter Scott = British novelist and poet (1771-1832), often compared with Cooper--I have not located his definition of "vulgar"}
There is, besides, an inscription, which will enable me to recognize the stone; and as I am not willing, in an affair of delicacy and confidence, to keep the secret from your honor, here is the inscription: -- `Hic jacet venerabilis, Petrus Gulielmus Scott, Canon Honorab.