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Graham, George,

1674?–1751, English instrument maker. A clockmaker by trade, Graham designed clocks and watches that earned him membership in the Royal Society and were still manufactured into the present century. In 1725 he built a very accurate 8-ft (2.4-m) quadrant for the royal astronomer, Edmund Halley, at Greenwich; it was widely copied. His most important invention remains the micrometer screw, which enabled him to build zenith sections and calipers of unprecedented precision. Graham is buried in Westminster Abbey.
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The handsome man in a fireman's uniform is Mrs Harris' grandad, George Graham, born to George Henry Graham and Louisa (nee Johnson) at 76 Telford Street.
WHEN the ninth goal went in at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night to complete one of the craziest weeks of football I've ever seen, I was left wondering whether someone such as George Graham could ever get a job as a Premier League manager again.
A second grand timepiece was offered, a fine 18th century walnut longcase clock built by George Graham of London.
GALA gaffer George Graham has targeted Scottish Cup success to cap off his side's stunning revival of recent years.
But he wanted to wait until after the World Cup before it was announced and Arsenal wanted it sorted straight away, so he refused and George Graham got the job.
Now, Taylor has revealed how Calderwood's methods mirror those of George Graham during the days of Arsenal's legendary back four in the late 1980s and early 90s.
According to Ridsdale, he struck a pre-contract deal in January 2003, with the Irishman - now in charge at Villa - when Terry Venables was struggling after replacing George Graham.
Scotland forwards coach George Graham says this is Scotland's strongest pack for some time.
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The skipper has urged Merson to mix the tactics of two of his former bosses - George Graham and Arsene Wenger.
Acting on a tip, Broward County sheriff's deputies arrested Boris George Graham, 31, in Hollywood, Fla.
GEORGE GRAHAM salutes Arsene Wenger for taking Arsenal into European football's elite - but reckons he's still a Brit short of turning them into a superpower.