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Car·son

 (kär′sən), Christopher Known as "Kit." 1809-1868.
American frontiersman who was the renowned guide of John C. Frémont's western expeditions in the 1840s, an agent for the Ute (1853-1861), and a Union commander in the Civil War.

Carson

, John William Known as "Johnny." 1925-2005.
American comedian and mainstay of late-night television as the host of The Tonight Show (1962-1992).

Carson

, Rachel Louise 1907-1964.
American environmentalist and writer whose best-known work, Silent Spring (1962), condemns the use of pesticides hazardous to wildlife.

Carson

(ˈkɑːsən)
n
1. (Biography) Christopher, known as Kit Carson. 1809–68, US frontiersman, trapper, scout, and Indian agent
2. (Biography) Edward Henry, Baron. 1854–1935, Anglo-Irish politician and lawyer; led northern Irish resistance to the British government's plan for home rule for Ireland
3. (Biography) Rachel (Louise). 1907–64, US marine biologist and science writer; author of Silent Spring (1962)
4. (Biography) Willie, full name William Hunter Fisher Carson. born 1942, Scottish jockey: rode four winners in the Derby (1979, 1980, 1989, 1994)

Car•son

(ˈkɑr sən)

n.
1. Christopher ( “Kit” ), 1809–68, U.S. frontiersman and scout.
2. Rachel Louise, 1907–1964, U.S. marine biologist and author.
3. a city in SW California. 89,380.
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Noun1.Carson - United States biologist remembered for her opposition to the use of pesticides that were hazardous to wildlife (1907-1964)
2.Carson - United States frontiersman who guided Fremont's expeditions in the 1840s and served as a Union general in the American Civil War (1809-1868)Carson - United States frontiersman who guided Fremont's expeditions in the 1840s and served as a Union general in the American Civil War (1809-1868)
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But I'm inclined to have a better opinion of Miss Carson than you have.
Rumors of Danger From the Sioux Tetons.- Ruthless Character of Those Savages.- Pirates of the Missouri.- Their Affair with Crooks and M'Lellan.- A Trading Expedition Broken Up.- M'Lellan's Vow of Vengeance.- Uneasiness in the Camp.- Desertions.- Departure From the Omaha Village.- Meeting With Jones and Carson, two Adventurous Trappers.- Scientific Pursuits of Messrs.
Their names were Benjamin Jones and Alexander Carson. They had been for two years past hunting and trapping near the head of the Missouri, and were thus floating for thousands of miles in a cockle-shell, down a turbulent stream, through regions infested by savage tribes, yet apparently as easy and unconcerned as if navigating securely in the midst of civilization.
The wilderness is the home of the trapper; like the sailor, he cares but little to which point of the compass he steers; and Jones and Carson readily abandoned their voyage to St.
He was a scout, like Kit Carson, and he knew him well.
Whether to admit Hercules among us or not, concerning this I long remained dubious: for though according to the Greek mythologies, that antique Crockett and Kit Carson --that brawny doer of rejoicing good deeds, was swallowed down and thrown up by a whale; still, whether that strictly makes a whaleman of him, that might be mooted.
The train entered the State of Nevada through the Carson Valley about nine o'clock, going always northeasterly; and at midday reached Reno, where there was a delay of twenty minutes for breakfast.
We must push for Carson City through the mountains.
She was a gold-mine, but Carson didn't know how to treat her, and she croaked off with penumonia at Cripple Creek."
Cup winners: Laneside Cup: G Cravens, Barbeth Cup: (R Sawmill): R Carson. Cowan Cup: C Bruce.
TWO men have been arrested in connection with the death of 13-year-old Carson Price.
An inquest into Carson's death which was opened and adjourned on April 25, heard there was "no suspected third party involvement".