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Ross

 (rôs, rŏs), Betsy Griscom 1752-1836.
American seamstress who, according to tradition, made the first American flag (June 1776) at the request of George Washington.

Ross

, Harold Wallace 1892-1951.
American publisher who founded and edited (1925-1951) the New Yorker magazine.

Ross

, Sir James Clark 1800-1862.
British polar explorer who located the north magnetic pole (1831). On an Antarctic expedition (1839-1843), he discovered Victoria Land and the Ross Sea.

Ross

, John Also called Kooweskoowe. 1790-1866.
Cherokee leader who reluctantly directed the forced removal of the Cherokee from Georgia to the Oklahoma Territory (1838-1839) along a route called the Trail of Tears.

Ross

, Sir John 1777-1856.
British naval officer and Arctic explorer whose expeditions (1818 and 1829-1833) in search of the Northwest Passage yielded important geographic information.

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, Nellie Tayloe 1876-1977.
American politician who was elected (1924) to complete her deceased husband's term as governor of Wyoming (1925-1927), thereby becoming the first woman governor in the United States.

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, Sir Ronald 1857-1932.
British physician. He won a 1902 Nobel Prize for demonstrating that malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes.

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1. (Biography) Diana. born 1944, US singer: lead vocalist (1961–69) with Motown group the Supremes, whose hits include "Baby Love" (1964). Her subsequent recordings include Lady Sings the Blues (film soundtrack, 1972), and "Chain Reaction" (1986)
2. (Biography) Sir James Clark. 1800–62, British naval officer; explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic. He located the north magnetic pole (1831) and discovered the Ross Sea during an Antarctic voyage (1839–43)
3. (Biography) his uncle, Sir John. 1777–1856, Scottish naval officer and Arctic explorer
4. (Biography) Sir Ronald. 1857–1932, English bacteriologist, who discovered the transmission of malaria by mosquitoes: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1902

Ross

(rɔs, rɒs)

n.
1. Betsy Griscom, 1752–1836, maker of the first U.S. flag.
2. Harold Wallace, 1892–1951, U.S. publisher and editor.
3. Sir James Clark, 1800–62, English explorer of the Arctic and the Antarctic.
4. his uncle, Sir John, 1777–1856, Scottish Arctic explorer.
5. John (Coowescoowe or Kooweskoowe), 1790–1866, Cherokee leader.
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Noun1.Ross - Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777-1856)Ross - Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777-1856)
2.Ross - British explorer of the Arctic and AntarcticRoss - British explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic; located the north magnetic pole in 1831; discovered the Ross Sea in Antarctica; nephew of Sir John Ross (1800-1862)
3.Ross - British physician who discovered that mosquitos transmit malaria (1857-1932)
4.Ross - a politician in Wyoming who was the first woman governor in the United States (1876-1977)Ross - a politician in Wyoming who was the first woman governor in the United States (1876-1977)
5.Ross - American seamstress said to have made the first American flag at the request of George Washington (1752-1836)Ross - American seamstress said to have made the first American flag at the request of George Washington (1752-1836)
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On Tuesday evening I received telegrams from both Colonel Ross, the owner of the horse, and from Inspector Gregory, who is looking after the case, inviting my cooperation.
He is now in his fifth year, and has brought in turn each of the prizes of the turf to Colonel Ross, his fortunate owner.
It was still the roughest kind of walking; indeed the whole, not only of Earraid, but of the neighbouring part of Mull (which they call the Ross) is nothing but a jumble of granite rocks with heather in among.
But the creek, or strait, that cut off the isle from the main-land of the Ross, opened out on the north into a bay, and the bay again opened into the Sound of Iona; and it was the neighbourhood of this place that I chose to be my home; though if I had thought upon the very name of home in such a spot, I must have burst out weeping.
Ross, widow of a master mariner, with a daughter living with her and with two sons, master mariners themselves and out upon the sea.
Ross was at first averse to discussing Margaret Henan at all.
"Miss Ross, a lady that paints, gave me the sunshade," said Rebecca, when she had exchanged looks with Mr.
Chester Ross from Spencervale came here that morning.
Shortly afterwards, Captain Ross, who had before visited these islands in his merchant-ship, arrived from England, bringing with him his family and goods for settlement along with him came Mr.
Apply in person on Monday, at eleven o'clock, to Duncan Ross, at the offices of the League, 7 Pope's Court, Fleet Street."
Lewis and Clarke, Bradbury, Breckenridge, Long, Franchere, and Ross Cox, and make a general acknowledgment of aid received from these quarters.
It is even possible that the Selenites have already planted the flag on one of their poles, while Franklin, Ross, Kane, Dumont, d'Urville, and Lambert have never yet been able to attain that unknown point of the terrestrial globe.