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Wil·son

 (wĭl′sən)
A city of east-central North Carolina east of Raleigh. It has a large tobacco market.

Wilson

(ˈwɪlsən)
n
1. (Biography) Alexander. 1766–1813, Scottish ornithologist in the US
2. (Biography) Sir Angus (Frank Johnstone). 1913–91, British writer, whose works include the collection of short stories The Wrong Set (1949) and the novels Anglo-Saxon Attitudes (1956) and No Laughing Matter (1967)
3. (Biography) Charles Thomson Rees. 1869–1959, Scottish physicist, who invented the cloud chamber: shared the Nobel prize for physics 1927
4. (Biography) Edmund. 1895–1972, US critic, noted esp for Axel's Castle (1931), a study of the symbolist movement
5. (Biography) (James) Harold, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx. 1916–95, British Labour statesman; prime minister (1964–70; 1974–76)
6. (Biography) Jacqueline. born 1945, British writer for older girls; her best-selling books include The Story of Tracey Beaker (1991), The Illustrated Mum (1998), and Girls in Tears (2002).
7. (Biography) Richard. 1714–82, Welsh landscape painter
8. (Biography) (Thomas) Woodrow (ˈwʊdrəʊ). 1856–1924, US Democratic statesman; 28th president of the US (1913–21). He led the US into World War I in 1917 and proposed the Fourteen Points (1918) as a basis for peace. Although he secured the formation of the League of Nations, the US Senate refused to support it: Nobel peace prize 1919
Wilsonian adj

Wil•son

(ˈwɪl sən)

n.
1. August, born 1945, U.S. playwright.
2. Charles Thomson Rees, 1869–1959, Scottish physicist.
3. Edmund, 1895–1972, U.S. literary and social critic.
4. Henry (Jeremiah Jones Colbath or Colbaith), 1812–75, vice president of the U.S. 1873–75.
5. Sir (James) Harold, 1916–95, British prime minister 1964–70, 1974–76.
6. Lan•ford (ˈlæn fərd) born 1937, U.S. playwright.
7. Robert W(oodrow), born 1936, U.S. physicist: Nobel prize 1978.
8. (Thomas) Woodrow, 1856–1924, 28th president of the U.S. 1913–21: Nobel peace prize 1919.
9. Mount, a mountain in SW California, near Pasadena: astronomical observatory. 5710 ft. (1740 m).
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Noun1.Wilson - author of the first novel by an African American that was published in the United States (1808-1870)
2.Wilson - English writer of novels and short stories (1913-1991)
3.Wilson - Scottish ornithologist in the United States (1766-1813)Wilson - Scottish ornithologist in the United States (1766-1813)
4.Wilson - United States physicist honored for his work on cosmic microwave radiation (born in 1918)
5.Wilson - Canadian geophysicist who was a pioneer in the study of plate tectonics (1908-1993)
6.Wilson - American Revolutionary leader who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence (1742-1798)Wilson - American Revolutionary leader who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence (1742-1798)
7.Wilson - United States entomologist who has generalized from social insects to other animals including humans (born in 1929)
8.Wilson - Scottish physicist who invented the cloud chamber (1869-1959)
9.Wilson - United States literary critic (1895-1972)
10.Wilson - 28th President of the United StatesWilson - 28th President of the United States; led the United States in World War I and secured the formation of the League of Nations (1856-1924)
11.Wilson - a peak in the San Juan mountains of Colorado (14,246 feet high)Wilson - a peak in the San Juan mountains of Colorado (14,246 feet high)
San Juan Mountains - a mountain range in southwestern Colorado that is part of the Rocky Mountains
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Wilson followed him, as one who walks in his sleep; and they proceeded to a large upper chamber, where a new-made fire was crackling, and various servants flying about, putting finishing touches to the arrangements.
Wilson, if the Indians should come and take you a prisoner away from your wife and children, and want to keep you all your life hoeing corn for them, if you'd think it your duty to abide in the condition in which you were called.
"Bless yo' soul, Misto Wilson, it's pow'ful nice o' you to say dat,
"Oh, I kin tell 'em 'part, Misto Wilson, but I bet Marse Percy couldn't, not to save his life."
Miss Wilson can't help hearing when you come down with a thump like that.
At last they went up slowly, in the order, though not at all in the manner, of their flying descent; followed Miss Wilson into the class-room; and stood in a row before her, illumined through three western windows with a glow of ruddy orange light.
Wilson was more brilliant than ever, with her budgets of fresh news and old scandal, strung together with trivial questions and remarks, and oft-repeated observations, uttered apparently for the sole purpose of denying a moment's rest to her inexhaustible organs of speech.
Richard Wilson, Jane's younger brother, sat in a corner, apparently good-tempered, but silent and shy, desirous to escape observation, but willing enough to listen and observe: and, although somewhat out of his element, he would have been happy enough in his own quiet way, if my mother could only have let him alone; but in her mistaken kindness, she would keep persecuting him with her attentions - pressing upon him all manner of viands, under the notion that he was too bashful to help himself, and obliging him to shout across the room his monosyllabic replies to the numerous questions and observations by which she vainly attempted to draw him into conversation.
This creed was never taught, for instance, by the venerable pastor, John Wilson, whose beard, white as a snow-drift, was seen over Governor Bellingham's shoulders, while its wearer suggested that pears and peaches might yet be naturalised in the New England climate, and that purple grapes might possibly be compelled to flourish against the sunny garden-wall.
'A very rising little place, sir,' assented Wilson.
"He has touched more valuable things than the tower," said Wilson, gloomily.
Late one brilliant April afternoon Professor Lucius Wilson stood at the head of Chestnut Street, looking about him with the pleased air of a man of taste who does not very often get to Boston.