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city (2010 pop. 208,453), Maricopa co. S central Ariz., suburb of Phoenix, located S of Mesa and E of Chandler; inc. 1920. Founded at the site of a railroad siding on property owned by William Gilbert, it was once known as the hay shipping capital of the world. Gilbert has experienced rapid growth since 1980, when it had a population of 5,717. There is irrigated agriculture on the urban fringes, including alfalfa, wheat, cotton, fruits, and vegetables, and concrete, rubber and plastic products, apparel, and machinery are manufactured. A campus of Park Univ. is there. Tonto National Forest lies to the northeast, and Saguaro National Park to the south.
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the unit of magnetomotive force or the difference in magnetic potentials in the Gaussian or in the cgs electromagnetic absolute systems of units. Named in honor of the British physicist W. Gilbert, it is abbreviated Gb; 1 gilbert = 0.795775 ampere (the unit of magnetomotive force in the International System of Units).

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The unit of magnetomotive force in the electromagnetic system, equal to the magnetomotive force of a closed loop of one turn in which there is a current of 1/(4π) abamp.
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1. Grove Karl. 1843--1918, US geologist who pioneered the study of river development and valley erosion
2. Sir Humphrey. ?1539--83, English navigator: founded the colony at St John's, Newfoundland (1583)
3. William. 1540--1603, English physician and physicist, noted for his study of terrestrial magnetism in De Magnete (1600)
4. Sir W(illiam) S(chwenck). 1836--1911, English dramatist, humorist, and librettist. He collaborated (1871--96) with Arthur Sullivan on the famous series of comic operettas, including The Pirates of Penzance (1879), Iolanthe (1882), and The Mikado (1885)
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Farner said Gilbert's family reported he "maintains his strong sense of humor and focus on constant improvement." He relayed a story that Gilbert requested "his favorite beverage" while in the hospital and when he learned it couldn't be provided, he "insisted that a review of the hospital's beverage best-practices be completed."
Gilbert claimed that he was part of the police counter terrorism unit.
" As Gilbert tells it, he was removed from working all overtime hours, subjected to a criminal proceeding, and suspended from the police department in retaliation for voicing his protected speech.
Painfully honest, Nashville-based singer/songwriter, Steven Gilbert is driven to share his story of self-destruction, redemption, and hope to reach out and help others through the very music that has helped save his own life.
Gilbert was finally removed from the flight, Allegiant Air Flight 834, and deputies were called at around 6.30 p.m.
In the aftermath of the vote, Gilbert's name was quietly mentioned as a possible future president of the CPA, whose next elections are scheduled for 2021 or if Bugno offers to step down.
Gilbert was born on May 13, 1946 in Alton, Illinois to the late Charles and Juanita (Gilbert) Seagraves.
Gilbert, of Middlesex Road, Bootle, visited Adam on May 6 last year, after he was jailed in November 2013.
The same can be said about The Complete Annotated Gilbert & Sullivan.
Los Angeles, California-based Oaktree Capital Group, LLC (NYSE: OAK) has appointed Steven Gilbert to its board of directors, the company said.
Approximately 25 percent of Gilbert's infrastructure was built between 1990 and 1999, and a approximately 50 percent was built between 2000 and 2009.
'Heart is heavy hearing the news of Gilbert Bulawan.