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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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If I talked like Art Wilson the boys would understand me but they wouldn't understand what I've been thinking down here.
Wilson laid his hand on the shoulder of a pale young man beside him -- "I have sought, I say, to persuade this godly youth, that he should deal with you, here in the face of Heaven, and before these wise and upright rulers, and in hearing of all the people, as touching the vileness and blackness of your sin.
Wilson, from the time of the entrance of the stranger, had regarded him with an air of disturbed and uneasy curiosity.
At last they went up slowly, in the order, though not at all in the manner, of their flying descent; followed Miss Wilson into the class-room; and stood in a row before her, illumined through three western windows with a glow of ruddy orange light.
Jabez Wilson here has been good enough to call upon me this morning, and to begin a narrative which promises to be one of the most singular which I have listened to for some time.
No, but her master did," answered the man called Wilson, who had flat, red hair and a plain, pale face, not without sharpness.
Sir Wilson Seymour was the kind of man whose importance is known to everybody who knows.
Wilson was a man of silent habit, and men of silent habit rarely escaped Rollo's confidences.
Ferguson and his two companions, Richard Kennedy and Joseph Wilson, clinging to the cordage and network of a balloon, and that the said balloon fell at a distance of a few paces from us into the river, and being swept away by the current was lost in the cataracts of Gouina.
Wilson was the richest man in Blackstable, he was thought to have at least five hundred a year, and he had married his cook--Philip sat demurely in the stiff parlour, used only to receive visitors, and busied himself with the restless movements of goldfish in a bowl.
Olson, Whitely, Wilson, Miss La Rue, and myself disembarked, while von Schoenvorts and his German crew returned to refine the oil.
That's not a bad idea," said Monsieur Thuran, and then, turning to the third sailor, Wilson, he said: "Pass one of those tins aft, my good man.