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Ev·ans

 (ĕv′ənz), Sir Arthur John 1851-1941.
British archaeologist who unearthed in Crete remnants of a Bronze Age civilization that he named Minoan, after the legendary King Minos.

Evans

, Janet Born 1971.
American swimmer who competed in three Olympic games (1988, 1992, and 1996), winning four gold medals and one silver.

Evans

, Mount
A peak, 4,348 m (14,264 ft) high, of north-central Colorado in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.

Evans

, Walker 1903-1975.
American photographer noted for his photographs of the rural South during the 1930s.

Evans

, William John Known as "Bill." 1929-1980.
American jazz pianist known for his lyrical style. He recorded with Miles Davis and Charles Mingus and formed his own trio in 1959.
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Evans

(ˈɛvənz)
n
1. (Biography) Sir Arthur (John). 1851–1941, British archaeologist, whose excavations of the palace of Knossos in Crete provided evidence for the existence of the Minoan civilization
2. (Biography) Dame Edith (Mary Booth). 1888–1976, British actress
3. (Biography) Sir Geraint (Llewellyn). 1922–92, Welsh operatic baritone
4. (Biography) Herbert McLean. 1882–1971, US anatomist and embryologist; discoverer of vitamin E (1922)
5. (Biography) Mary Ann. real name of (George) Eliot1
6. (Biography) Oliver. 1755–1819, US engineer: invented the continuous production line and a high-pressure steam engine
7. (Biography) Walker. 1903–75, US photographer, noted esp for his studies of rural poverty in the Great Depression
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Ev•ans

(ˈɛv ənz)

n.
1. Sir Arthur John, 1851–1941, English archaeologist.
2. Herbert McLean, 1882–1971, U.S. embryologist and anatomist.
3. Mary Ann, Eliot, George.
4. Maurice, 1901–1989, U.S. actor and producer, born in England.
5. Walker, 1903–75, U.S. photographer.
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Noun1.Evans - United States anatomist who identified four pituitary hormones and discovered vitamin E (1882-1971)Evans - United States anatomist who identified four pituitary hormones and discovered vitamin E (1882-1971)
2.Evans - British archaeologist who excavated the palace of Knossos in Crete to find what he called Minoan civilization (1851-1941)Evans - British archaeologist who excavated the palace of Knossos in Crete to find what he called Minoan civilization (1851-1941)
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His name was Evans, and he was killed the following year, poor fellow, by a wounded buffalo, and lies buried near the Zambesi Falls.
"'Ay,' said Evans, 'but I will spin you a queerer yarn than that'; and he went on to tell me how he had found in the far interior a ruined city, which he believed to be the Ophir of the Bible, and, by the way, other more learned men have said the same long since poor Evans's time.
Evans, came and chatted with her, telling her that she had a charming voice and "interpreted" her selections beautifully.
Evans's, you know, for she is a professional, and I'm only a schoolgirl, with a little knack of reciting.
In the course of another fortnight I had seen sufficient of Frances Evans Henri, to enable me to form a more definite opinion of her character.
Evans, who set up a hollow cough to induce her to ask him to leave off cigarettes.
Evans Pott was his name, and even the great Boss of Vermissa felt towards him something of the repulsion and fear which the huge Danton may have felt for the puny but dangerous Robespierre.
He had from the first, as Sir Hugh Evans says of Anne Page, 'good gifts', which he improved by study and attention in a most exemplary manner.
Geoffrey of Monmouth's Histories, translated by Sebastian Evans.
His name was Evans, but he afterwards changed it, like myself, and his is now a rich and prosperous man in the south of England.
The train pursued its course, that evening, without interruption, passing Fort Saunders, crossing Cheyne Pass, and reaching Evans Pass.
"Look here, Skinny Philander," he said, in belligerent tones, "if you are lookin' for a scrap, peel off your coat and come on down on the ground, and I'll punch your head just as I did sixty years ago in the alley back of Porky Evans' barn."