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Nelson,

city (1991 pop. 8,760), SE British Columbia, on the Kootenay River. It is a transportation and administrative center for a lumbering and farming region.

Nelson,

town (1991 pop. 30,449), Lancashire, N England. It has cotton and rayon factories and electrical engineering works.

Nelson,

city (1996 pop. 40,242), N South Island, New Zealand, at the head of Tasman Bay. It is a center of fruit production, with other light industries. The Cawthron Institute for scientific research is in the city. Nelson is known as a retirement and resort area.

Nelson,

river, c.400 mi (640 km) long, issuing from the northeast end of Lake Winnipeg, central Man., Canada, and flowing NE to Hudson Bay at Port Nelson. With the Bow–South Saskatchewan–Saskatchewan river system, which enters NW Lake Winnipeg, the Nelson is part of a 1,600-mi (2,575-km) continuous stream from W Alberta to Hudson Bay. There are hydroelectric plants at Kettle Rapids, Long Spruce, and Kelsey. Nickel-mining and -refining operations at Thompson use electricity generated by the river. The Nelson's mouth was explored (1612) by Sir Thomas Button. The river was long followed by fur traders; from 1682 to 1957 the Hudson's Bay Company maintained a trading post at York Factory on Hudson Bay.

Nelson

 

a city in New Zealand on South Island. Population, 38,900 (1972). A port on Tasman Bay, Nelson is the center of an agricultural region in which early vegetables, fruits, tobacco, and livestock are raised. Foodstuffs, textiles, and cut lumber are produced there.


Nelson

 

a river in Canada. Length, 640 km. The Nelson River flows from Lake Winnipeg and empties into Hudson Bay, draining the Bow-Saskatchewan-Nelson lake and river system, an area of 1,072,000 sq km. The river has many rapids, and the average flow rate at its mouth is 2,370 cu m per sec. The Nelson freezes over from November through May and is navigable for 100 km from its mouth. The city of Port Nelson is located at the mouth of the river. The Nelson River was named for one of the members of the English arctic expedition led by Sir Thomas Button.

nelson

any wrestling hold in which a wrestler places his arm or arms under his opponent's arm or arms from behind and exerts pressure with his palms on the back of his opponent's neck

Nelson

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1. Horatio, Viscount Nelson. 1758--1805, British naval commander during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. He became rear admiral in 1797 after the battle of Cape St Vincent and in 1798 almost destroyed the French fleet at the battle of the Nile. He was killed at Trafalgar (1805) after defeating Villeneuve's fleet
2. Willie. born 1933, US country singer and songwriter

Nelson

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1. a town in NW England, in E Lancashire: textile industry. Pop.: 28 998 (2001)
2. a port in New Zealand, on N South Island on Tasman Bay. Pop.: 45 300 (2004 est.)
3. River. a river in central Canada, in N central Manitoba, flowing from Lake Winnipeg northeast to Hudson Bay. Length: about 650 km (400 miles)
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With over 43 headline concerts announced already for 2013, “Ricky Nelson Remembered” featuring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, is a unique multi-media concert event featuring the live music of Ricky Nelson's hit songs (including “Hello Mary Lou", "Travelin' Man”, “Garden Party") performed by Ricky's own twin sons Matthew & Gunnar and includes never before seen big screen video footage of the iconic Nelson family with interviews from celebrities influenced by Ricky Nelson.
Their children and their spouses are Kevin and Renee Nelson of Coos Bay; Dale and Laura Nelson of Phoenix, Ariz.
The 1/4 Nelson is generally used in defensive situations from the neutral position to counter an opponent's leg attack.
A tall 2 meters, Nelson not only possesses a powerful physical presence but a strong personal one as well.
When Nelson, 23, graduates from UCLA in June, he is heading back to the military, this time the Army, to train to be an infantry officer and lead his own unit in active duty, with an eye on becoming a member of the Army's special forces team.
As chair of the Conference Committee, Nelson is involved in all aspects on conference planning including the theme, schedule and speaker selection.
Nelson has served as poet laureate for four years, with one-year remaining to fulfill her term.
Featuring three related but discrete constructed environments, the show diverged from the labyrinthine single-installation formula Nelson has become known for.
Jayson Nelson, a construction worker who also serves as a supervisor in Wisconsin's Outagamie County, "was forced to leave President Bush's campaign rally [in Green Bay] because he was wearing a T-shirt endorsing Democrat John Kerry for president," reported the July 18 Appleton Post-Crescent.
At her first annual meeting as CEO and chair of the largest company in the world run by a woman, Marilyn Carlson Nelson glided up to the podium on Rollerblades.
has formed a joint venture with London's commercial real estate services company, Nelson Bakewell.
As the volume's title suggests, though, the spotlight falls on Tolson's last work, the 150-page Harlem Gallery (1965), to which Nelson has appended over 100 pages of invaluable explanatory footnotes.