Wilson


Wilson
/wil"seuhn/, n.
1. Sir Angus (Frank Johnstone) /jon"steuhn, -seuhn/, 1913-91, English writer.
2. August, born 1945, U.S. playwright.
3. Charles Thomson Rees /tom"seuhn rees/, 1869-1959, Scottish physicist: Nobel prize 1927.
4. Edmund, 1895-1972, U.S. literary and social critic.
5. Henry (Jeremiah Jones Colbath or Colbaith), 1812-75, U.S. politician: vice president of the U.S. 1873-75.
6. James, 1742-98, U.S. jurist, born in Scotland: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1789-98.
7. Sir (James) Harold, 1916-95, British statesman: prime minister 1964-70, 1974-76.
8. John ("Christopher North"), 1785-1854, Scottish poet, journalist, and critic.
9. Lanford /lan"feuhrd/, born 1937, U.S. playwright.
10. Robert W(oodrow), born 1936, U.S. radio astronomer: Nobel prize for physics 1978.
11. Sloan, born 1920, U.S. journalist and novelist.
12. (Thomas) Woodrow, 1856-1924, 28th president of the U.S. 1913-21: Nobel peace prize 1919.
13. Mount, a mountain in SW California, near Pasadena: observatory. 5710 ft. (1740 m).
14. a city in E North Carolina. 34,424.
15. a male given name.

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(as used in expressions)
John Anthony Burgess Wilson
Dorr Thomas Wilson
Woodrow Wilson Guthrie
Reagan Ronald Wilson
Swan Sir Joseph Wilson
Wilson's Promontory
Wilson Alexander
Wilson August
Wilson Colin Henry
Wilson Charles Thomson Rees
Wilson Edmund
Wilson Edmund Beecher
Wilson Edward Osborne
Wilson James Harold Baron Wilson of Rievaulx
Wilson Harriet E.
Wilson James
Wilson John Tuzo
Wilson Lanford Eugene
Wilson Richard
Wilson Robert Woodrow
Wilson Teddy
Theodore Shaw Wilson
Wilson William Julius
Wilson Thomas Woodrow

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      city, seat (1855) of Wilson county, east-central North Carolina, U.S. It lies roughly midway between Rocky Mount (north) and Goldsboro (south) and is about 45 miles (70 km) east of Raleigh. The area was settled in the mid-18th century around a Baptist church and was originally known as Hickory Grove. This village and neighbouring Toisnot Junction were together incorporated as Wilson in 1849, named for General Louis D. Wilson, who died at Vera Cruz during the Mexican War (Mexican-American War).

      It developed as a leading market for bright-leaf tobacco. Agriculture and diversified light manufacturing now augment its tobacco-based economy. Wilson is the seat of Barton College (founded 1902 as Atlantic Christian College) and Wilson Technical Community College (1958). The Golden Leaf Celebration held annually in September features tobacco-judging contests and other activities. The Tobacco Farm Life Museum in nearby Kenly replicates a farm of the mid-19th century, and the tobacco markets in Wilson are open to tours. Pop. (1990) 36,930; (2000) 44,405.

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