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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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He held the floor for five minutes and then Art Wilson began to talk.
The voice which had called her attention was that of the reverend and famous John Wilson, the eldest clergyman of Boston, a great scholar, like most of his contemporaries in the profession, and withal a man of kind and genial spirit.
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:
He had just made the acquaintance of a group of citizens when an invisible dog began to yelp and snarl and howl and make himself very comprehensively disagreeable, whereupon young Wilson said, much as one who is thinking aloud:
Wilson, who proposed to keep a Sabbath school for the instruction of such slaves as might be disposed to learn to read the New Testament.
Surely the Mary Arm Wilson I have mentioned was inferior to my first acquaintance: she could only tell me amusing stories, and reciprocate any racy and pungent gossip I chose to indulge in; while, if I have spoken truth of Helen, she was qualified to give those who enjoyed the privilege of her converse a taste of far higher things.
Miss Wilson can't help hearing when you come down with a thump like that.
Fogg asked him if it was not too late to notify the Reverend Samuel Wilson, of Marylebone parish, that evening.
Henry of the Missouri Company, the first American who trapped upon the head-waters of the Columbia; and the frightful hardships sustained by Wilson P.
An agent, appointed for the term of five years, was to reside at the principal establishment on the northwest coast, and Wilson Price Hunt was the one chosen for the first term.
I had scarcely concluded my last, when Wilson brought me word of it.
Wilson, has been my partner and helper in many of my most successful cases, and I have no doubt that he will be of the utmost use to me in yours also.