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A city of east-central North Carolina east of Raleigh. It has a large tobacco market.


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


(ˈwɪl sən)

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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Bartley's abstraction and Wilson's reflections were cut short by a rustle at the door, and almost before they could rise Mrs.
One could not rely absolutely on Wilson's taste in ties.
Wilson's mind was one of those that may not unaptly be represented by a bale of cotton,--downy, soft, benevolently fuzzy and confused.
In front of Wilson's porch stood Roxy, with a local handmade baby wagon, in which sat her two charges--one at each end and facing each other.
Wilson's question, the child finally announced that she had not been made at all, but had been plucked by her mother off the bush of wild roses that grew by the prison-door.
Generating and inspiring such generous philanthropy--to borrow Wilson's own phrase--the collection soon began to collect itself, and when Wilson and Long decided to donate more than 400 of their own pieces, it became clear that a more ambitious vision was required for the sustained future of Pallant House, a vision that would surpass earlier options simply to extend the galleries into the rear garden.
Because Wilson's "Englishness" is a modern phenomenon, labels like Renaissance, Reformation, and even Enlightenment (although the term is used) do not apply.
Wilson's steamy reports for the Scripps Howard-owned station depended heavily on anonymous sources.
s culture vultures remain unsated when it comes to digesting Wilson's work.
August Wilson's tenure as a national figure in the American theater began in 1984 with his brilliant play Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.
s, recent book, The Past as Present in the Drama of August Wilson, provides an in-depth analysis of Wilson's plays from multiple angles with the recurrent theme of reconnecting African Americans with their past.
A prolific and popular author, Wilson's works include Insect Societies (I 971 ), Sociobiology: The New Synthesis (1975), On Human Nature (1978), Biophilia (1984), The Ants (with Bert Holldobler, 1990), The Diversity of Life (1992), The Naturalist (1994), In Search of Nature (1996), Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge (1998), and The Future of Life (2002).