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Wal·ton

 (wôl′tən), Ernest Thomas Sinton 1903-1995.
Irish physicist who with Sir John Cockcroft succeeded in splitting atomic nuclei by bombarding them with protons. The two men shared a 1951 Nobel Prize for this work.

Walton

, Izaak 1593-1683.
English writer primarily known for The Compleat Angler (1653), a literary treatise on fishing.

Walton

, Samuel Moore Known as "Sam." 1918-1992.
American business executive. In 1962 he founded Wal-Mart, which he built into one of America's most successful discount retail chains.

Walton

, Sir William Turner 1902-1983.
British composer of chamber music and orchestral works, including Façade (1923), an extravaganza accompanying poems by Edith Sitwell.

Walton

(ˈwɔːltən)
n
1. (Biography) Ernest Thomas Sinton. 1903–95, Irish physicist. He succeeded in producing the first artificial transmutation of an atomic nucleus (1932) with Sir John Cockcroft, with whom he shared the Nobel prize for physics 1951
2. (Biography) Izaak (ˈaɪzək). 1593–1683, English writer, best known for The Compleat Angler (1653; enlarged 1676)
3. (Biography) Sir William (Turner). 1902–83, English composer. His works include Façade (1923), a setting of satirical verses by Edith Sitwell, the Viola Concerto (1929), and the oratorio Belshazzar's Feast (1931)

Wal•ton

(ˈwɔl tn)

n.
1. Ernest Thomas Sinton, 1903–95, Irish physicist: Nobel prize 1951.
2. Izaak, 1593–1683, English writer.
3. Sir William (Turner), 1902–83, English composer.
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3.Walton - Irish physicist who (with Sir John Cockcroft in 1931) first split an atom (1903-1995)
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I hope some day you will read that life and also the other books Walton wrote, for although we have not room for him in this book, his books are one of the delights of our literature which await you.
Love followed her," says Walton, "in all places as inseparably as shadows follow substances in sunshine.
There were no oars in the boat, but I contrived to paddle, as well as my parboiled hands would allow, down the river towards Halliford and Walton, going very tediously and continually looking behind me, as you may well under- stand.
At last, as the bridge at Walton was coming into sight round the bend, my fever and faintness overcame my fears, and I landed on the Middlesex bank and lay down, deadly sick, amid the long grass.
We sculled up to Walton, a rather large place for a riverside town.
As the young gipsy's little holiday came to an end, I turned with a sigh upon my way; and here, while still on the subject, may I remark on the curious fact that probably Borrow has lived and died without a single gipsy having heard of him, just as the expertest anglers know nothing of Izaak Walton.
He took the train for Walton, travelling first class, and treated with much deference by the officials on the line.
The chief of these, George Herbert (1593-1633), the subject of one of the most delightful of the short biographies of Izaak Walton, belonged to a distinguished family of the Welsh Border, one branch of which held the earldom of Pembroke, so that the poet was related to the young noble who may have been Shakspere's patron.
The governor used to play with him now and then at Walton Heath.
The honoured parent steering Northward, had not gone far, when he was joined by another disciple of Izaak Walton, and the two trudged on together.
In the pleasant towns of Chertsey, Walton, Kingston, and Staines, her figure came to be quite well known for some short weeks, and then again passed on.
More people were run over in the streets upon that one day, than in the previous three months, and a County Council steamboat, the Isaac Walton, collided with a pier of Westminster Bridge, and narrowly escaped disaster by running ashore--it was low water--on the mud on the south side.