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Compton,

city (1990 pop. 90,454), Los Angeles co., S Calif., a suburb between Los Angeles and Long Beach; inc. 1888. It has aircraft, electronic, and steel industries. Largely African American, Compton is a noted center for rap music.

Compton

 

a city in California, in the western USA; located south of Los Angeles. Population, 78,600 (1970). It has machine-building, rubber, and glass industries.

Compton

1. Arthur Holly. 1892--1962, US physicist, noted for his research on X-rays, gamma rays, and nuclear energy: Nobel prize for physics 1927
2. Denis. 1918--97, English cricketer, who played for Middlesex and England (1937--57); broke two records in 1947 scoring 3816 runs and 18 centuries in one season
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The audience broke out into laughter as those standing were handed season ticket brochures, with Compton exclaiming into the microphone, "We've got some brochures to pass out.
Compton believes it is a good sign that the England and Wales Cricket Board is rewarding domestic level players well at the international stage, and Trott is the biggest example of it.
Patrick Compton also sat with a middle-aged man and a younger woman as they awaited his brief appearance before Lane County Circuit Judge Maurice Merten.
Miller thinks the Compton complex, and others like it, can help fill that void.
David Hollingworth, sales and marketing director at Compton, said: "Alistair's appointment reflects the ongoing investment we are making in both product development and sales and further strengthens the management team.
But first Butler may take Compton Ace to York-where stablemate Compton Admiral tackles the Juddmonte International-for the Great Voltigeur Stakes.
Huddled in a limousine I would take a swig of brandy and dash from the parked car up onto the loading dock at the rear of the theater to wait there, shivering, for Compton to yell "Action
Did you visit or live at Compton Verney during the war and dance the night away at parties?
Compton has been promoted to Vice President, Law and will continue to serve as the Company's Corporate Secretary.
8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Award winning broadcast journalist Ann Compton, the first woman reporter ever assigned to cover the White House on a fulltime basis by a network television news organization, will be inducted into the Illinois Broadcasters Association's Hall of Fame, Monday, December 15, 2014.
FONTANA - As a regular competitor in the NASCAR Busch Series, Stacy Compton doesn't care who else is in the field.
COMPTON VERNEY, the country's newest art museum, is breaking the mould - there's really nothing like it anywhere else in Britain.

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