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Wilson,

city (1990 pop. 36,930), seat of Wilson co., E N.C., in a rich agricultural region; inc. 1849. It is a commercial and industrial center with a large tobacco market. There is tobacco and food processing and the manufacture of metal, paper, plastic, glass, fiberglass, and electrical products; chemicals; and apparel. Barton College is there.

Wilson

1. Alexander. 1766--1813, Scottish ornithologist in the US
2. Sir Angus (Frank Johnstone). 1913--91, British writer, whose works include the collection of short stories The Wrong Set (1949) and the novels Anglo-Saxon Attitudes (1956) and No Laughing Matter (1967)
3. Charles Thomson Rees. 1869--1959, Scottish physicist, who invented the cloud chamber: shared the Nobel prize for physics 1927
4. Edmund. 1895--1972, US critic, noted esp for Axel's Castle (1931), a study of the symbolist movement
5. (James) Harold, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx. 1916--95, British Labour statesman; prime minister (1964--70; 1974--76)
6. Jacqueline. born 1945, British writer for older girls; her best-selling books include The Story of Tracey Beaker (1991), The Illustrated Mum (1998), and Girls in Tears (2002).
7. Richard. 1714--82, Welsh landscape painter
8. (Thomas) Woodrow . 1856--1924, US Democratic statesman; 28th president of the US (1913--21). He led the US into World War I in 1917 and proposed the Fourteen Points (1918) as a basis for peace. Although he secured the formation of the League of Nations, the US Senate refused to support it: Nobel peace prize 1919
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Alexander sat looking into the fire with intent preoccupation, and Wilson studied her half-averted face.
Wilson wrinkled his brows and looked at her with the smiling familiarity that had come about so quickly.
Sounds funny, I know, but I do believe it," answered Wilson.
But not rivers right under them, as if it was in Venice," replied Wilson.
He could see the outlying portions of a girl in blue at the further end of the table, but Wilson obscured his vision.
Mrs Wilson and I were engaged to be married before either of us came to London.
Wilson, if the Indians should come and take you a prisoner away from your wife and children, and want to keep you all your life hoeing corn for them, if you'd think it your duty to abide in the condition in which you were called.
Wilson, you have a country; but what country have I, or any one like me, born of slave mothers?
Since you will not do what I ask, I must go myself," said Miss Wilson sternly.
It may be fun to you," said Miss Lindsay sharply; "but it is not very creditable to me, as Miss Wilson said just now, to take a prize in moral science and then have to write down that I don't know how to behave myself.
Wilson, who affirmed that wine sat heavy on her stomach, and whose son Robert was at that moment helping himself to a pretty stiff glass of the same.
Wilson raised a question whether even her tiptoes touched the floor.