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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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His physicality is the start of that," said Compton on Teng's dominance.
Compton died in Feldafing on July 22, 1921, aged 72.
After 38 years of marriage, he still has no idea who I voted for," Compton joked about her husband.
Compton also had some sympathy for Sri Lanka following their first Test defeat in conditions which suited England's
But Compton insists there is no pressure on him to join the ranks of the entertainers.
What could have been 14-14 went 15-13 to Compton and then 16-13 as Oliver pocketed the cue ball in the next frame.
Soon after, Compton allegedly accused the victim of beating up a woman that the two men had known for about a week.
Since 2006, the Compton Initiative, 501(c)3 non-profit, coordinated service projects in Compton.
Meanwhile, Compton said that not too much could be read into where the Australian fast bowlers were at because of the flatness of the wickets, although he added that Australian quick Jackson Bird, scoring 4-38 on Wednesday, had been the pick and had managed to make the ball reverse.
The generation game has been extended with Compton saying of his father's presence: "He keeps telling me he's been hiding under the trees, but it's funny that when I got to 100 in Wellington, he was right there by the picket fence with his arms in the air.
Compton followed in the hallowed footsteps of his grandfather Denis when he chiselled out that maiden Test century.
A double century stand by Alastair Cook and Nick Compton pulled England off the ropes and into a relatively safe position in the first Test against New Zealand on Saturday.

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