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Taylor

, Cecil Percival Born 1929.
American pianist and composer who was a leader of the free jazz movement of the 1960s, which emphasized unrestrained, often dissonant improvisation.

Taylor

, Charles McArthur Ghankay Born 1948.
Liberian political leader whose tenure as president of Liberia (1997-2003) was marked by widespread conflict and rebellion. In 2012, an international criminal court found him guilty of war crimes committed in Sierra Leone.

Taylor

, Edward 1642?-1729.
English-born American Puritan cleric and metaphysical poet. His works, unpublished until 1939, include "God's Determinations Touching His Elect" (c. 1685).

Taylor

, Dame Elizabeth Rosemond 1932-2011.
British-born American actress. A childhood star after her appearance in National Velvet (1944), she later won an Academy Award for BUtterfield 8 (1960) and for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966).

Taylor

, Frederick Winslow 1856-1915.
American inventor, engineer, and efficiency expert noted for his innovations in industrial engineering and management.

Taylor

, Paul Born 1930.
American choreographer whose avant-garde work includes Three Epitaphs (1956) and Orbs (1966).

Taylor

, Zachary Known as "Old Rough and Ready." 1784-1850.
The 12th president of the United States (1849-1850). An army officer in the Black Hawk War (1832) and the Second Seminole War (1835-1842), he became a national hero during the Mexican War (1846-1848), was elected president (1848), and died in office (1850).

Taylor

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n
1. (Biography) A(lan) J(ohn) P(ercivale). 1906–90, British historian whose many works include The Origins of the Second World War (1961)
2. (Biography) Brook. 1685–1731, English mathematician, who laid the foundations of differential calculus
3. (Biography) Dame Elizabeth. 1932–2011, US film actress, born in England: films include National Velvet (1944), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), Suddenly Last Summer (1959), and Butterfield 8 (1960) and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), for both of which she won Oscars
4. (Biography) Frederick Winslow. 1856–1915, US engineer, who pioneered the use of time and motion studies to increase efficiency in industry
5. (Biography) Jeremy. 1613–67, English cleric, best known for his devotional manuals Holy Living (1650) and Holy Dying (1651)
6. (Biography) Zachary. 1784–1850, 12th president of the US (1849–50); hero of the Mexican War

Tay•lor

(ˈteɪ lər)

n.
1. (James) Bayard, 1825–78, U.S. poet and travel writer.
2. Jeremy, 1613–67, English prelate and theological writer.
3. Maxwell (Davenport), 1901–87, U.S. army general.
4. Paul (Belville), born 1930, U.S. choreographer.
5. Peter (Hillsman), 1917–94, U.S. short-story writer, novelist, and playwright.
6. Robert Lewis, 1912–98, U.S. biographer, humorist, and newspaperman.
7. Zachary ( “Old Rough and Ready” ), 1784–1850, 12th president of the U.S. 1849–50.
8. a city in SE Michigan. 71,640.
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Noun1.Taylor - United States composer and music critic (1885-1966)Taylor - United States composer and music critic (1885-1966)
2.Taylor - United States film actress (born in England) who was a childhood star; as an adult she often co-starred with Richard Burton (born in 1932)
3.Taylor - 12th President of the United StatesTaylor - 12th President of the United States; died in office (1784-1850)
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The want of Miss Taylor would be felt every hour of every day.
Weston, only half a mile from them, and a Miss Taylor in the house; and with all her advantages, natural and domestic, she was now in great danger of suffering from intellectual solitude.
Van Busche Taylor is the distinguished American critic.
Van Busche Taylor was a very thin man with a large, bald head, bony and shining; and under the great dome of his skull his face, yellow, with deep lines in it, looked very small.
I could see that Snider was still fearful, but Taylor and Delcarte responded with a hearty, "Aye, aye, sir
Delcarte we had left in charge of the boat; but Snider and Taylor were with me, and following my example, each engaged in the fascinating sport of prospecting for antiques.
There never was such an impatient man born as old Job Taylor over harbor.
And happy day or not, Job Taylor wasn't long in marrying again, you might notice.
As he warily moved about, he heard the gen- eral call out irritably: "Tompkins, go over an' see Taylor, an' tell him not t' be in such an all- fired hurry; tell him t' halt his brigade in th' edge of th' woods; tell him t' detach a reg'ment --say I think th' center 'll break if we don't help it out some; tell him t' hurry up.
Taylor told me of it half an hour ago, and she was told it by a particular friend of Miss Grey herself, else I am sure I should not have believed it; and I was almost ready to sink as it was.
Taylor did say this morning, that one day Miss Walker hinted to her, that she believed Mr.
And to say the truth, there is, in all points, great difference between the reasonable passion which women at this age conceive towards men, and the idle and childish liking of a girl to a boy, which is often fixed on the outside only, and on things of little value and no duration; as on cherry-cheeks, small, lily-white hands, sloe-black eyes, flowing locks, downy chins, dapper shapes; nay, sometimes on charms more worthless than these, and less the party's own; such are the outward ornaments of the person, for which men are beholden to the taylor, the laceman, the periwig-maker, the hatter, and the milliner, and not to nature.