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 (nĭk′əl-sən), Ben 1894-1982.
British painter known for his Cubist still lifes and landscapes.


, John Joseph Known as "Jack." Born 1937.
American actor who has won Academy Awards for his portrayal of charismatic but troubled characters in films such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and As Good As It Gets (1997).


1. (Biography) Ben. 1894–1982, English painter, noted esp for his abstract geometrical works
2. (Biography) Jack. born 1937, US film actor. His films include Easy Rider (1969), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1974), Chinatown (1974), Terms of Endearment (1983), Batman (1989), As Good As It Gets (1998), About Schmidt (2002), and The Departed (2006)
3. (Biography) John. 1821–57, British general and administrator, born in Ireland: deputy commissioner in the Punjab (1851–56), where he became the object of hero-worship among the natives and kept the Punjab loyal during the Indian Mutiny: played a major role in the capture of Delhi


(ˈnɪk əl sən)

Ben, 1894–1982, British painter.
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JOHN VAREY NICHOLSON was stupid; yet, stupider men than he are now sprawling in Parliament, and lauding themselves as the authors of their own distinction.
Nicholson had died about thirty, and left him with three children: a daughter two years, and a son about eight years younger than John; and John himself, the unlucky bearer of a name infamous in English history.
Nicholson was ambitious for his family (in which, and the Disruption Principles, he entirely lived), and he hated to see a son of his play second fiddle to an idler.
Only when he thought of Miss Mackenzie there fell upon his mind a shadow of regret; that young lady was worthy of better things than plain John Nicholson, still known among schoolmates by the derisive name of 'Fatty'; and he felt, if he could chalk a cue, or stand at ease, with such a careless grace as Alan, he could approach the object of his sentiments with a less crushing sense of inferiority.
Nicholson should see it when he comes in for his tea and toast at ten.
Vat about Milman and Van Shorst, and the Nicholson family, and old Mr.
Nicholsons son allegedly collected $47,000 (29,000) from Russians in Mexico, Peru and Cyprus as compensation for work his father had performed in the past.
Other firms in the Nicholson empire include training group Learning in Logistics, warehousing and distribution firm Nicholsons Doncaster, specialist lorry mounted crane operator Nicholson Hiab, and the Pheasant Cookery School.
David Nicholson, chairman of the Nicholson Group and Box Clever's founder, has now revealed plans to take the Teesside company onto the national stage.
Other firms which form the Nicholson group include training group Learning in Logistics, warehousing and distribution firm Nicholsons Doncaster specialist lorry mounted crane operator Nicholson Hiab and the Pheasant Cookery School.
The expansion of Box Clever's service offering follows the company's recent relaunch as an independent firm, having formerly been part of Nicholson Transport - a subsidiary of Nicholson Group.
An affidavit federal officials filed in December in support of a search warrant for the Nicholsons' Eugene home and other family property states that Nathaniel Nicholson moved to Eugene to live with his grandparents at the age of 12, when his father was imprisoned.