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 (wĭl′kĭnz), Maurice Hugh Frederick 1916-2004.
New Zealand-born British biophysicist. He shared a 1962 Nobel Prize for his x-ray crystallographic work on DNA, which helped Francis Crick and James D. Watson determine its spiral structure.


, Roy 1901-1981.
American civil rights leader. Long associated with the NAACP, he asserted that racial equality should be achieved through the democratic process.
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1. (Biography) Sir George Hubert. 1888–1958, Australian polar explorer and aviator
2. (Biography) Maurice Hugh Frederick. 1916–2004, British biochemist, born in New Zealand. With Crick and Watson, he shared the Nobel prize 1962 for his work on the structure of DNA
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(ˈwɪl kɪnz)

1. Sir George Hubert, 1888–1958, Australian Antarctic explorer.
2. Maurice Hugh Frederick, born 1916, English biophysicist, born in New Zealand.
3. Roy, 1901–81, U.S. civil-rights leader.
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Noun1.Wilkins - United States civil rights leader (1901-1981)
2.Wilkins - Australian who was the first to explore the Arctic by airplane (1888-1958)Wilkins - Australian who was the first to explore the Arctic by airplane (1888-1958)
3.Wilkins - English biochemist who helped discover the structure of DNA (1916-2004)Wilkins - English biochemist who helped discover the structure of DNA (1916-2004)
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Wilkins. With a faint gesture of the hand, he indicated the figure on the bed.
Wilkins. I am sorry you were not here in time to witness them.
Micawber was accompanied by myself, and by little Wilkins and his sister, and by the twins, they did not receive him with that ardour which he might have expected, being so newly released from captivity.
"Run, Wilkins," quoth he, "and fetch me the shield."
Let me feel that bow, Wilkins! It is a Scotch bow, I see, for the upper nock is without and the lower within.
He had cheated old Wilkins out of his freehold by a trick fit for a pickpocket; he had driven old Mother Biddle to the workhouse; he had stretched the law against Long Adam, the poacher, till all the magistrates were ashamed of him.
"You are going to placard this town with the wickedness done to old Wilkins. You are going to fill the newspapers with the infamous story of Mrs.
But Wilkins here slammed the door behind him, and Daylight broke off to finish the purchase of the claim.
Jacob Wilkins, standing in the open door, sniffed incredulously.
She therefore no sooner opened the door, and saw her master standing by the bedside in his shirt, with a candle in his hand, than she started back in a most terrible fright, and might perhaps have swooned away, had he not now recollected his being undrest, and put an end to her terrors by desiring her to stay without the door till he had thrown some cloathes over his back, and was become incapable of shocking the pure eyes of Mrs Deborah Wilkins, who, though in the fifty-second year of her age, vowed she had never beheld a man without his coat.
'Well, Wilkins, what's the matter with you?' said Captain Boldwig.
He said he was going to spend 'the rest of the night' at Wilkin's; there's a tipsy fellow, a friend of his, of that name.