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Baird

 (bârd), John Logie 1888-1946.
British inventor who gave the first public demonstration of a working mechanical television (1926) and transmitted the first television signal between London and New York (1927).

Baird

, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887.
American naturalist who studied and collected North American birds, mammals, and reptiles. He served as secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 1878 to 1887.

Baird

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(Biography) John Logie (ˈləʊɡɪ). 1888–1946, Scottish engineer: inventor of a 240-line mechanically scanned system of television, replaced in 1935 by a 405-line electrically scanned system
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"Baird! But wasn't it Baird who took the emeralds?"
Old Baird has at last spotted that I'm not quite the common cracksman I would have him think me.
So at last I marched out in my proper rig--almost straight into old Baird's arms!"
Odd that we should have met him to-night, by the way; it's old Baird who's said to have skinned him.
"Baird?" I faltered, moistening my lips with my tongue.
It was the feeling--half hope, half fear--that Angus Baird might still be on our trail--that some more immediate and less cold-blooded way of dealing with him might result from a sudden encounter between the money-lender and myself.
Angus Baird was lying on his own floor, dead, with his gray hairs glued together by his blood; near him a poker with the black end glistening; in a corner his desk, ransacked, littered.
The private difference between my cousin and me took its rise in a great public event in which we were both concerned-- the storming of Seringapatam, under General Baird, on the 4th of May, 1799.
Kurt Scott and Graeme Baird's months-long feud boiled over into violence in the town centre, a court heard this week.
'Hotel stocks were flat to down in July, and the sub-indices underperformed their respective benchmarks modestly,' said Michael Bellisario, senior hotel research analyst and VP at Baird. 'Second-quarter earnings reports were the big driver of stock prices during the month; high investor expectations for the hotel brands and disappointing second-half outlooks from the hotel REITs caused hotel stocks to underperform in July.'
And now, the Baird clan is arranging plans for one of its members to become commander and ultimately chief of the group - the first time this has happened in nearly 300 years.
Jamie Baird carried out four raids in the space of just five days.