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Wil·son

 (wĭl′sən)
A city of east-central North Carolina east of Raleigh. It has a large tobacco market.

Wilson

(ˈwɪlsən)
n
1. (Biography) Alexander. 1766–1813, Scottish ornithologist in the US
2. (Biography) Sir Angus (Frank Johnstone). 1913–91, British writer, whose works include the collection of short stories The Wrong Set (1949) and the novels Anglo-Saxon Attitudes (1956) and No Laughing Matter (1967)
3. (Biography) Charles Thomson Rees. 1869–1959, Scottish physicist, who invented the cloud chamber: shared the Nobel prize for physics 1927
4. (Biography) Edmund. 1895–1972, US critic, noted esp for Axel's Castle (1931), a study of the symbolist movement
5. (Biography) (James) Harold, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx. 1916–95, British Labour statesman; prime minister (1964–70; 1974–76)
6. (Biography) Jacqueline. born 1945, British writer for older girls; her best-selling books include The Story of Tracey Beaker (1991), The Illustrated Mum (1998), and Girls in Tears (2002).
7. (Biography) Richard. 1714–82, Welsh landscape painter
8. (Biography) (Thomas) Woodrow (ˈwʊdrəʊ). 1856–1924, US Democratic statesman; 28th president of the US (1913–21). He led the US into World War I in 1917 and proposed the Fourteen Points (1918) as a basis for peace. Although he secured the formation of the League of Nations, the US Senate refused to support it: Nobel peace prize 1919
Wilsonian adj

Wil•son

(ˈwɪl sən)

n.
1. August, born 1945, U.S. playwright.
2. Charles Thomson Rees, 1869–1959, Scottish physicist.
3. Edmund, 1895–1972, U.S. literary and social critic.
4. Henry (Jeremiah Jones Colbath or Colbaith), 1812–75, vice president of the U.S. 1873–75.
5. Sir (James) Harold, 1916–95, British prime minister 1964–70, 1974–76.
6. Lan•ford (ˈlæn fərd) born 1937, U.S. playwright.
7. Robert W(oodrow), born 1936, U.S. physicist: Nobel prize 1978.
8. (Thomas) Woodrow, 1856–1924, 28th president of the U.S. 1913–21: Nobel peace prize 1919.
9. Mount, a mountain in SW California, near Pasadena: astronomical observatory. 5710 ft. (1740 m).
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Noun1.Wilson - author of the first novel by an African American that was published in the United States (1808-1870)
2.Wilson - English writer of novels and short stories (1913-1991)
3.Wilson - Scottish ornithologist in the United States (1766-1813)Wilson - Scottish ornithologist in the United States (1766-1813)
4.Wilson - United States physicist honored for his work on cosmic microwave radiation (born in 1918)
5.Wilson - Canadian geophysicist who was a pioneer in the study of plate tectonics (1908-1993)
6.Wilson - American Revolutionary leader who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence (1742-1798)Wilson - American Revolutionary leader who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence (1742-1798)
7.Wilson - United States entomologist who has generalized from social insects to other animals including humans (born in 1929)
8.Wilson - Scottish physicist who invented the cloud chamber (1869-1959)
9.Wilson - United States literary critic (1895-1972)
10.Wilson - 28th President of the United StatesWilson - 28th President of the United States; led the United States in World War I and secured the formation of the League of Nations (1856-1924)
11.Wilson - a peak in the San Juan mountains of Colorado (14,246 feet high)Wilson - a peak in the San Juan mountains of Colorado (14,246 feet high)
San Juan Mountains - a mountain range in southwestern Colorado that is part of the Rocky Mountains
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Late one brilliant April afternoon Professor Lucius Wilson stood at the head of Chestnut Street, looking about him with the pleased air of a man of taste who does not very often get to Boston.
The sun sank rapidly; the silvery light had faded from the bare boughs and the watery twilight was setting in when Wilson at last walked down the hill, descending into cooler and cooler depths of grayish shadow.
No, but her master did," answered the man called Wilson, who had flat, red hair and a plain, pale face, not without sharpness.
We know one thing about him," said Wilson, "and it's the one thing that nobody ever knew before.
Wilson was a man of silent habit, and men of silent habit rarely escaped Rollo's confidences.
Like most valets and all chauffeurs, Wilson gave the impression of being above the softer emotions.
Wilson, for that was the old gentleman's name, rose up, and, after carefully adjusting his valise and umbrella, proceeded deliberately to take out his spectacles and fix them on his nose; and, this operation being performed, read as follows:
Wilson, from the time of the entrance of the stranger, had regarded him with an air of disturbed and uneasy curiosity.
Pudd'nhead Wilson had a trifle of money when he arrived, and he bought a small house on the extreme western verge of the town.
Miss Wilson can't help hearing when you come down with a thump like that.
Lawrence, the sedate Mary Millward, the quiet Richard Wilson, and the matter-of-fact Robert in particular, - as being the most attentive listeners.
This creed was never taught, for instance, by the venerable pastor, John Wilson, whose beard, white as a snow-drift, was seen over Governor Bellingham's shoulders, while its wearer suggested that pears and peaches might yet be naturalised in the New England climate, and that purple grapes might possibly be compelled to flourish against the sunny garden-wall.