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 (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.

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, 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.

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, 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).

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, 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).

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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 designed by the Victorian architect William Henry Crossland, a pupil of Sir George Gilbert Scott who designed the Foreign Office in London and St Thomas' church in Huddersfield, Royal Holloway College, University of London; Rochdale Town Hall and St Peter's church in Birstall.
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A spokesman said: "Shotley Hall was designed and built in 1863 by renowned architect Edward Robson, an associate of both John Dobson and Sir George Gilbert Scott, for local gentleman Thomas Wilson.
Over in West Yorkshire, a church designed by celebrated Victorian architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott, is undergoing condition surveys.
He explores Henry III's unfinished Crossing Tower, the late Medieval stone and timber Lantern and its disappearance, Sir Christopher Wren's ambitious tower and spire, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Crossing Tower and Spire, James Wyatt and the fire of 1803, Sir George Gilbert Scott and some ameliorations in the Lantern, the early 20th century, World War II and the aftermath, and new surveys of the Crossing and Lantern 2009-10.
Monarchs and architects, including Sir Christopher Wren, Nicholas Hawksmoor and Sir George Gilbert Scott, have commissioned and built towers, turrets and chapels in a variety of styles, The Independent reports.