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1. John Archibald. born 1911, US physicist, noted for his work on nuclear fission and the development (1949--51) of the hydrogen bomb, also for his work on unified field theory
2. Sir (Robert Eric) Mortimer. 1890--1976, Scottish archaeologist, who did much to increase public interest in archaeology. He is noted esp for his excavations at Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa in the Indus Valley and at Maiden Castle in Dorset
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winder, wheel step
A step, more or less wedge-shaped, with its tread wider at one end than the other, as in a spiral stair.
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