Duncan


Duncan
/dung"keuhn/, n.
1. Isadora, 1878-1927, U.S. dancer: pioneer in modern dance.
2. Robert, 1919-88, U.S. poet.
3. a city in S Oklahoma. 22,517.
4. a male given name.

* * *

(as used in expressions)
Duncan David Douglas
Duncan Isadora
Angela Duncan
Phyfe Duncan
Duncan Fife

* * *

      city, seat (1907) of Stephens county, south-central Oklahoma, U.S. Once a cow town on the Chisholm Trail, it was founded officially in 1892, when the Rock Island Railroad (Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad Company) reached the site. It was named for William Duncan, a pioneer trader and tailor from Fort Sill. After the discovery of oil in 1921, the petroleum industry replaced agriculture as the primary economic activity. Erle Halliburton initiated and developed there an oil-well cementing business that grew to worldwide importance. Inc. town, 1898; city, 1910. Pop. (1990) 21,732; (2000) 22,505.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Duncan — Duncan, originally a Scottish name, may also refer to: Contents 1 Fiction 2 Fruit 3 Music …   Wikipedia

  • Duncan — steht für: Duncan (Familienname), den Familiennamen Duncan Duncan (Vorname), den männlichen Vornamen Duncan HMS Duncan, ein britisches Kriegsschiff im 2. Weltkrieg Unternehmen: Seymour Duncan, amerikanische Firma für Tonabnehmer Orte in den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Duncan — Duncan, AZ U.S. town in Arizona Population (2000): 812 Housing Units (2000): 384 Land area (2000): 2.556569 sq. miles (6.621484 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.556569 sq. miles (6.621484 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • DUNCAN (R.) — DUNCAN ROBERT (1919 1988) La naissance de Robert Duncan, à Oakland, le 7 janvier 1919, fut une tragédie. Septième enfant d’un manœuvre démuni, Robert Duncan causa, en naissant, la mort de sa mère. Sept mois plus tard, une famille sans enfants,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Duncan II. — Duncan II. (Schottland) Duncan II. (Donnchad mac Maíl Coluim; * 1060, † 12. November 1094) war während eines halben Jahres bis zu seinem Tod schottischer König. Er war der älteste Sohn von Malcolm III. und dessen erster Ehefrau Ingeborg von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • DUNCAN (I.) — DUNCAN ISADORA (1878 1927) Danseuse américaine, née à San Francisco et morte à Nice. Dès l’âge de six ans, Isadora Duncan improvise des danses hors des règles classiques ou traditionnelles. Elle se produit jusqu’en 1900 dans les salons de la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Duncan I. — Duncan I. (Donnchad mac Crínáin; * 1001; † 14. August 1040) war schottischer König von 1034 bis 1040 sowie von 1018 bis 1040 König von Strathclyde. Er war der älteste Sohn von Crinán, dem Abt von Dunkeld, und von Prinzessin Bethoc und folgte… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Duncan Wu — (born November 3, 1961, Woking, Surrey)[1] is a British academic and biographer. From 2000 2008, he was Professor of English Language and Literature at St Catherine s College, University of Oxford, England. He is now a Professor in the English… …   Wikipedia

  • Duncan, AZ — U.S. town in Arizona Population (2000): 812 Housing Units (2000): 384 Land area (2000): 2.556569 sq. miles (6.621484 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.556569 sq. miles (6.621484 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Duncan, MS — U.S. town in Mississippi Population (2000): 578 Housing Units (2000): 186 Land area (2000): 0.931242 sq. miles (2.411906 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.931242 sq. miles (2.411906 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Duncan, NE — U.S. village in Nebraska Population (2000): 359 Housing Units (2000): 145 Land area (2000): 0.403262 sq. miles (1.044444 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.403262 sq. miles (1.044444 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.