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Gor·don

 (gôr′dn), Charles George 1833-1885.
British general noted for his role in colonial wars in China and North Africa. He was killed when Khartoum fell to a Mahdist army.

Gordon

, Jeff Born 1971.
American stock car driver who won the Daytona 500 race in 1995, 1997, and 2005 and is one of a small number of drivers who has won the national stock car championship series four times or more.
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Gordon

(ˈɡɔːdən)
n
1. (Biography) Adam Lindsay. 1833–70, Australian poet and horseman, born in the Azores, who developed the bush ballad as a literary form, esp in Bush Ballads and Galloping Rhymes (1870)
2. (Biography) Charles George, known as Chinese Gordon. 1833–85, British general and administrator. He helped to crush the Taiping rebellion (1863–64), and was governor of Sudan (1877–80), returning in 1884 to aid Egyptian forces against the Mahdi. He was killed in the siege of Khartoum
3. (Biography) Sir Donald. born 1930, South African businessman
4. (Biography) Dexter (Keith). 1923–90, US jazz tenor saxophonist
5. (Biography) Lord George. 1751–93, English religious agitator. He led the Protestant opposition to legislation relieving Roman Catholics of certain disabilities, which culminated in the Gordon riots (1780)
6. (Biography) George Hamilton. See (4th Earl of) Aberdeen2
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Gor•don

(ˈgɔr dn)

n.
Charles George (“Chinese Gordon”; “Gordon Pasha” ), 1833–85, British administrator in China and Egypt.
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He could not see either what General Gordon had to do with Livy.
"Eldridge was dreadfully put out because you asked him what he knew about General Gordon," he said to the headmaster, with an attempt at a chuckle.
So I wondered if they'd ever heard of General Gordon."
I heard afterward that it was young George Gordon, the squire's only son, a fine, tall young man, and the pride of his family.
There was now riding off in all directions to the doctor's, to the farrier's, and no doubt to Squire Gordon's, to let him know about his son.
They were carrying young Gordon to the churchyard to bury him.
But forty thousand men of this our island in the wave (exclusive of women and children) rivet their eyes and thoughts on Lord George Gordon; and every day, from the rising up of the sun to the going down of the same, pray for his health and vigour.
'Go on before, landlord, and show the way,' said Lord George Gordon; 'we will follow at a footpace.'
then I felt what greatness was indeed, and thought, When was there ever power like this of Lord George Gordon's!'
I recognized the face of my friend Gordon Doyle, whom I had met in Liverpool on the day of my embarkation, when he was himself about to sail on the steamer City of Prague, on which he had urged me to accompany him.
Shyness isn't among the many failings -- or virtues -- of Philippa Gordon -- Phil for short.
So far, it takes after the Gordon pattern, but I'm so afraid it will develop Byrne tendencies as I grow older.