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Dawson

or

Dawson City,

city (1991 pop. 972), W Yukon, Canada, at the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike rivers. It is the trade center of the Klondike mining region and a tourist center. During the gold rush of 1898 Dawson was a boomtown, reported to have a population of about 20,000. It was named for George M. Dawson (see under Dawson, Sir John WilliamDawson, Sir John William,
1820–99, Canadian geologist and educator, b. Pictou, N.S., studied at the Univ. of Edinburgh. After serving (1850–55) as superintendent of education in Nova Scotia, he was from 1855 to 1893 principal of, and professor of geology at, McGill
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), the Canadian geologist. The territorial capital was moved from Dawson to Whitehorse in 1952.
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Dawson," he said, "for a few days more, if you please.
Dawson," I answered, "in your ladyship's place I should remember the Count's advice.
Dawson did not pay his evening visit till later than usual.
Dawson nevertheless protested against his presence in the room, but I could plainly remark the doctor was too much alarmed to make any serious resistance on this occasion.
Dawson recovered himself, and addressed the Count with his customary firmness.
Dawson seemed to feel that silent contradiction to his assertion of his own ability, and to grow only the more angry under it.
Dawson could answer, before the Count could leave us, the door was opened from the sitting-room, and we saw Lady Glyde on the threshold.
Dawson said, by the constant strain of her suspense on her sister's account) rallied in the most extraordinary manner, and showed a firmness and determination for which I should myself never have given her credit.
Dawson had thereupon withdrawn from the house in a state of extreme indignation at Count Fosco's usage of him, and had sent in his bill the next morning.
The author was successfully able to locate Dawson in the workers organisations at different times and also place her within the working class as a whole.
Sanctifying the World: The Augustinian Life and Mind of Christopher Dawson.
Newstrade sources have expressed concern over the future of newspaper and magazine wholesaler Dawson News, which has lost five major contracts in the space of six weeks.