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Town·shend

 (toun′zənd), Charles 1725-1767.
British politician who as chancellor of the exchequer (1766) sponsored the Townshend Acts (1767), which levied duties on many items imported to the American colonies. Strong resistance to the acts led to the repeal of all the duties except for the tax on tea.
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Townshend

(ˈtaʊnzɛnd)
n
1. (Biography) Charles, 2nd Viscount, nicknamed Turnip Townshend. 1674–1738, English politician and agriculturist
2. (Biography) Pete born 1945, British rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter: member of the Who from 1964 and composer of much of their material
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Superior officers had made it clear that Townshend was a well-respected serviceman with a good future ahead of him.
Flt Lt Andrew Townshend had taken his own camera on to the Airbus A330 Voyager, and had taken 95 shots on the day of the drama, a court martial heard last March.
Allotments have actually been around for a lot longer than 100 years but, in the 19th century, they were mainly provided in Newcastle by collectives of enthusiasts known as allotment societies, says Tim Townshend, a professor of urban design for health at Newcastle University.
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FORMER council deputy leader Phil Townshend will no longer receive an honorary degree because his daughter is concerned about the safety and security of their family.
Major General Sir Charles Vere Ferrers Townshend KCB, DSO (1861-1924) was a product of empire.
As a college student from New Zealand spending a year in the U.S., Hanan Townshend answered a generic-looking help-wanted ad that, he recalls, read something like "notable director seeks composer to help with current project." He figured that if he got the gig, it would be good for his resume.
The companies have submitted proposals to the government about how the country could change their contracts from service agreements to a model closer to production sharing agreements, Michael Townshend, the company's regional president for the Middle East, told reporters in Abu Dhabi last week.