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Par·sons

 (pär′sənz), Talcott 1902-1979.
American sociologist noted for analyzing social structures in terms of their social functions.

Par·son′i·an (pär-sō′nē-ən) adj.

Parsons

, William Third Earl of Rosse. 1800-1867.
British astronomer who constructed what was then the largest telescope in the world, incorporating many innovations in telescope construction.

Parsons

(ˈpɑːsənz)
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1. (Biography) Sir Charles Algernon. 1854–1931, English engineer, who developed the steam turbine
2. (Biography) Gram, real name Cecil Connor. 1946–73 US country-rock singer and songwriter; founder of the Flying Burrito Brothers (1968–70), he later released the solo albums G.P. (1973) and Grievous Angel (1974)
3. (Biography) Talcott. 1902–79, US sociologist, author of The Structure of Social Action (1937) and The Social System (1951)
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"Where in hell's Gold Bottom?" Curly Parsons demanded.
Curly Parsons and another, Pat Monahan, accepted, and, with his customary speed, Daylight paid them their wages in advance and arranged the purchase of the supplies, though he emptied his sack in doing so.
"Somebody strike a light, my thumb's out of joint," said one of the men, Parsons, a swarthy, saturnine man, boat-steerer in Standish's boat, in which Harrison was puller.
"Why, because the parsons are the best schoolmasters, by what I can make out," said poor Mr.
It was at about five minutes after one that afternoon that Constable Thomas Parsons, patrolling his beat, was aware of a man motioning to him from the doorway of Bredin's Parisian Cafe and Restaurant.
Just as he was falling asleep, he heard two men passing by, chatting together; and one said to the other, 'How can we rob that rich parson's house of his silver and gold?' 'I'll tell you!' cried Tom.
Presently he was met by an elderly parson astride on a gray mare, who, as he rode, hummed a wandering tune.
"I'll buy some fowls from Farmer Brown," said she, "and they will lay eggs each morning, which I will sell to the parson's wife.
This story reminds us that besides being a parson Herbert was a courtier and a fine gentleman.
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This story caused a vast quantity of blood to rush into the parson's face, which of itself was none of the palest; and he was going to reply with great warmth and anger, had not Mrs Blifil, who was present at this debate, interposed.
When the parson set about restoring his church and asked his brother for a subscription, he was surprised by receiving a couple of hundred pounds: Mr.