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(Biography) R(ichard) H(enry). 1880–1962, British economic historian, born in India. His chief works are The Acquisitive Society (1920), Religion and the Rise of Capitalism (1926), and Equality (1931)


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Richard Henry, 1880–1962, English historian, born in Calcutta.
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Noun1.Tawney - English economist remembered for his studies of the development of capitalism (1880-1962)
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One was an enormous Lion with clear, intelligent eyes, a tawney mane bushy and well kept, and a body like yellow plush.
The explosion rocked nearby houses at Tawney Close, Eston, and the fatherof-four had to receive treatment for cuts, burns and a broken thumb at Middlesbrough General Hospital.
It's not as though those groups necessarily wanted to work together, says Backcountry Hunters & Anglers executive director Land Tawney, also here to celebrate the decision.
Chaffetz pulled back not because he woke up and thought all of a sudden it was a bad idea," Land Tawney, president and CEO of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, told me.
Tawney founded the Montana Dental Hygienists' Association in 1963, which she led until 1966.
The Menil's compact exhibition of twenty-seven works by Chryssa, Robert Indiana, Kelly, Martin, Lenore Tawney, and Jack Youngerman will reflect the artists' range--from Martin's pareddown abstractions to a large-scale linen-and-silk weaving by Tawney--and rapport.
We were using an e-commerce platform that was a 'one size fits all' product, and we wanted to be able to offer an experience that was more tailored," says Rich Tawney, VP of marketing and site experience at Lumens.
Letha Tawney, director of Utility Innovation at World Resources Institute, said General Motors, which was a founding member of the Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers Principles, has been a vocal advocate for renewable energy sourcing.
WHERE HE HUNTS depends on a number of factors, but one thing Land Tawney doesn't have to worry about is permission.
ANDREA TAWNEY was appointed vice president for university advancement at New Mexico State University.
Tawney "was again the centre of political argument" and for two reasons: first, the emergence of the breakaway British Social Democratic Party in 1981 that "not only seceded from the Labour Party, but claimed to have taken Tawney with them," (131) and second, in relation to the Labour leadership elections of 1983 where "Tawney seemed to be the ubiquitous presence" (132).
The plane that crashed was arriving at Stapleford Tawney Airport to take us to Sunderland.