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Anna Howard Shaw
Shaw(shô), Anna Howard 1847-1919.
British-born American physician and minister who was president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (1904-1915).
Shaw, Artie Originally Arthur Jacob Arshawsky. 1910-2004.
American clarinetist, band leader, composer, and arranger whose swing band, formed in 1937, exemplified the big band sound.
Shaw, George Bernard 1856-1950.
Irish-born British playwright, essayist, and critic. A member of the Fabian Society, a group of writers committed to promoting socialism, he wrote plays of iconoclastic social criticism, including Arms and the Man (1894), Pygmalion (1913), and Saint Joan (1923). He won the 1925 Nobel Prize for literature.
Shaw, Henry Wheeler Pen name Josh Bil·lings (bĭl′ĭngz) 1818-1885.
American humorist noted for his essays on rural life, characterized by intentional misspellings and published annually in the Farmers' Allminax (1869-1880).
Shaw, Robert Gould 1837-1863.
American Union colonel who was killed leading his regiment of African-American soldiers in the assault on Fort Wagner in South Carolina.
(Forestry) archaic or dialect a small wood; thicket; copse
[Old English sceaga; related to Old Norse skagi tip, skaga to jut out, skōgr forest, skegg beard]
1. a show
2. (Agriculture) the part of a potato plant that is above ground
1. (Biography) Artie, original name Arthur Arshawsky. 1910–2004, US jazz clarinetist, band leader, and composer
2. (Biography) George Bernard, often known as GBS. 1856–1950, Irish dramatist and critic, in England from 1876. He was an active socialist and became a member of the Fabian Society but his major works are effective as satiric attacks rather than political tracts. These include Arms and the Man (1894), Candida (1894), Man and Superman (1903), Major Barbara (1905), Pygmalion (1913), Back to Methuselah (1921), and St Joan (1923): Nobel prize for literature 1925
3. (Biography) Richard Norman. 1831–1912, English architect
4. (Biography) Thomas Edward. the name assumed by (T. E.) Lawrence after 1927
1. George Bernard, 1856–1950, British writer, born in Ireland: Nobel prize 1925.
2. Robert (Lawson), 1916–99, U.S. conductor.
3. Thomas Edward, Lawrence, Thomas Edward.
Shawa thicket or small wood; a tuft of trees—Johnson, 1755.
Examples: shaws of coral and pearly sands, 1721; a shaw of wood, 1462.
Past participle: shawed
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|Noun||1.||Shaw - United States clarinetist and leader of a swing band (1910-2004)|
|2.||Shaw - United States humorist who wrote about rural life (1818-1885)|
|3.||Shaw - United States physician and suffragist (1847-1919)|
|4.||Shaw - British playwright (born in Ireland); founder of the Fabian Society (1856-1950)|