Thompson


Thompson
/tomp"seuhn, tom"-/, n.
1. Benjamin, Count Rumford, 1753-1814, English physicist and diplomat, born in the U.S.
2. Dorothy, 1894-1961, U.S. journalist.
3. Francis, 1859-1907, English poet.
4. J(ames) Walter, 1847-1928, U.S. advertising executive.
5. Sir John Sparrow David, 1844-94, Canadian statesman: prime minister 1892-94.
6. Randall, /ran"dl/, 1899-1984, U.S. composer and teacher.
7. Sylvia, 1902-68, English novelist, born in Scotland.
8. a city in N central Manitoba, in central Canada: nickel mining. 14,288.
9. a town in NE Connecticut. 8141.

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(as used in expressions)
Thompson Dorothy
Thompson Edward Palmer
Thompson Emma
Thompson Hunter Stockton
Seton Ernest Thompson
Ernest Seton Thompson
Ernest Evan Thompson

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 city, north-central Manitoba, Canada. It lies along the Burntwood River, in the Mystery-Moak lakes area, 130 miles (210 km) north of Lake Winnipeg. Planned in 1956 by the International Nickel Company of Canada and named for John F. Thompson, the company chairman, the city is one of the largest fully planned communities in Canada. Its construction was completed by a workforce of several thousands in 1961 to coincide with the opening of the company's integrated nickel (nickel processing) mining-smelting-refining plant, the first of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. Thompson remains largely dependent upon nickel extraction from the Thompson and Birchtree mines, which are among the most productive in Canada. The city is served by an all-weather road, by a branch line of the Canadian National Railway extending from The Pas (243 miles [391 km] southwest) to Churchill (240 miles [390 km] northeast) on Hudson Bay, and by air. Inc. 1967; city, 1970. Pop. (2006) 13,446.

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