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Knox

 (nŏks), Henry 1750-1806.
American Revolutionary soldier who transported 55 captured British cannon from Fort Ticonderoga, New York, to Boston, where George Washington used them to force the British to evacuate the city (1776).

Knox

, John 1514?-1572.
Scottish religious reformer and founder of Scottish Presbyterianism. While living in exile (1553-1559) during the reign of Mary Queen of Scots, a Catholic, he came under the influence of John Calvin. After returning to Scotland, he led the campaign that successfully established Protestantism (1560) as the state religion.
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Knox

(nɒks)
n
1. (Biography) John. ?1514–72, Scottish theologian and historian. After exile in England and on the Continent (1547–59), he returned to Scotland in 1559 and established the Presbyterian Church of Scotland (1560). His chief historical work was the History of the Reformation in Scotland (1586)
2. (Biography) Ronald (Arbuthnott). 1888–1957, British priest and author. A convert to Roman Catholicism, he is noted for his translation of the Vulgate (1945–49)
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Knox

(nɒks)

n.
1. Henry, 1750–1806, American Revolutionary general.
2. John, c1510–72, Scottish religious reformer and historian.
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She would sit by the hour, sir, listening to young Mr Knox reading Tennyson, which was no part of his duties, he being employed by his lordship to teach Lord Bertie Latin and Greek and what not.
Young Mr Knox was reading portions of that poem to her when his lordship come upon them.
A gentleman (it was Henry Knox, afterwards general of the American artillery) caught Captain Preston's arm.
Yer mind dat ar great chicken pie I made when we guv de dinner to General Knox? I and Missis, we come pretty near quarrelling about dat ar crust.
Under all these sovereigns (to complete our summary of the movement) the more radical Protestants, Puritans as they came to be called, were active in agitation, undeterred by frequent cruel persecution and largely influenced by the corresponding sects in Germany and by the Presbyterianism established by Calvin in Geneva and later by John Knox in Scotland.
"I suppose it isn't Jack Knox of Ironhill that you are after.
in that kingdom, and that much is expected from his skill and zeal in delineating those specimens of national antiquity, which are either mouldering under the slow touch of time, or swept away by modern taste, with the same besom of destruction which John Knox used at the Reformation.
But now that there are CDs and compilations out and we've been getting press, people have started to say stuff like "Tom Knox's band." I just play in the band.
A deal is expected to be signed in the near future between Toronto-based Fort Knox Gold Resources and Inco Ltd.
Lloyd Knox and Constantinos Skordis of the University of California, Davis and Nelson Christensen of Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., recently posted their findings on the Internet (http://xxx.lanl.gov/ abs/astroph/0109232).
Arkeia by Knox Software, a Southern California-based developer of enterprise network backup software, has joined the Oracle Backup Solutions Program (BSP), a cooperative program designed to facilitate tighter integration between Oracle's backup products and those of third-party media management vendors.
Global Banking News-August 20, 2019-Park Energy Services names Tim Knox as president and COO

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