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 (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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2.Walton - English writer remember for his treatise on fishing (1593-1683)Walton - English writer remember for his treatise on fishing (1593-1683)
3.Walton - Irish physicist who (with Sir John Cockcroft in 1931) first split an atom (1903-1995)
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The former Walton Hospital site has changed beyond all recognition and the Victorian police station, farther up Rice Lane, long ago put out its familiar blue light.
Mr McNicholl, who worked as a radiographer at Walton hospital, has been described as a "kind and considerate" man.
As soon as Cerys was delivered via emergency C-section at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Carrie was rushed to Walton Hospital in Liverpool for brain surgery, unsure as to whether she would ever see her daughter again.
The 55-year-old participant in the Etape Cymru event, suffered spinal injuries after the collision and is currently being treated at Walton Hospital in Liverpool.
Mulligan's dad Stephen, who is from Liverpool, was born at the city's Walton Hospital, where the former Beatle's mum Mary worked for ten years.
A spokeswoman for the Aintree Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs University Hospital Aintree and Walton Hospital in Liverpool, said: "Patients have a right to a calm atmosphere.
The 93 catering staff at Liverpool's Walton Hospital locked themselves in the kitchens in a dispute over bonus pay.
The RAF serviceman has serious head injuries and is in a "critical" condition at Walton Hospital in Liverpool.
The local airman is in a critical condition at the specialist head injuries unit of Walton Hospital in Liverpool.
The Weakest Link host had returned to her home city of Liverpool to open the unit at Walton Hospital.
Mr McNicholl worked as a radiographer at Walton hospital.
The 22-year-old suffered multiple injuries and is in a serious condition at Walton hospital in Liverpool, with his family, who are from Hawarden, at his bedside.