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Gordon,

river in W Tasmania, Australia, 125 mi (200 km) long. Flowing from mountains to the W coast, its main tributaries are the Franklin and Denison from the N, and Serpentine and Olga to the S. In the 1980s it was the site of controversial proposals to develop hydroelectricity.

Gordon

1. Adam Lindsay. 1833--70, Australian poet and horseman, born in the Azores, who developed the bush ballad as a literary form, esp in Bush Ballads and Galloping Rhymes (1870)
2. Charles George, known as Chinese Gordon. 1833--85, British general and administrator. He helped to crush the Taiping rebellion (1863--64), and was governor of the Sudan (1877--80), returning in 1884 to aid Egyptian forces against the Mahdi. He was killed in the siege of Khartoum
3. Dexter (Keith). 1923--90, US jazz tenor saxophonist
4. Lord George. 1751--93, English religious agitator. He led the Protestant opposition to legislation relieving Roman Catholics of certain disabilities, which culminated in the Gordon riots (1780)
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An optometrist and a 22-year resident of the city, Gordon was a member of the Burbank Planning Board from 1995-99.
Fear before every performance is the price I must pay for the marvelous life I lead," quotes pianist Stewart Gordon about Arthur Rubinstein.
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To turn the stinging scorpion into a snack, Gordon first froze the critter.
Gordon to the pregnant girl, "I'm sorry you won't be in the new work.
Gordon has been senior counsel for the House Financial Services Committee since January 2001.
Attorneys, Philip Glantz and Pam Silverman-Leibow of Goldfarb & Fleece represented the owner, while Cahill Gordon attorneys represented the firm's interests.
LOS BRASILENOS SIEMPRE HAN DESEADO un futuro de grandeza para su pais en el escenario internacional y una posicion entre las naciones del Primer Mundo, senala Lincoln Gordon, embajador de Estados Unidos en Brasil entre 1961 y 1966 y ex presidente de la Universidad Johns Hopkins, en su libro Brazil's Second Chance (La segunda oportunidad de Brasil).