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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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Clam was Nelson's partner, and he was a fine, brave, handsome, moustached man of thirty--everything, in short, that his nickname did not connote.
"Oh, he's been sousin' here with Nelson all afternoon," was Johnny's answer.
So Hans became another factor in the problem the unexpected had given Edith Nelson to solve.
After serving as lab director at the University of Utah, and a stint working with a startup lab, the Nelsons recognized an opportunity in the microbiology testing of medical devices.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of Nelson Laboratories Inc.
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The most popular family in wrestling would have to be the Nelsons: 1/4 Nelson, 1/2 Nelson, 3/4 Nelson, Full Nelson, Reverse Nelson, etc.
Vice Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson was not the only Nelson who fought at Trafalgar - there were nine Nelsons at the battle.
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Melissa Nelson, the Iowa dental assistant who was fired from her job because her boss found her too "irresistible," lost a second hearing in front of the Iowa Supreme Court on Friday.
Born about 1843 in New Bern, North Carolina, Singleton spent most of his first twenty years on a nearby plantation owned by John Handcock Nelson. His mother, Lettice Nelson, and at least three of her children-William Henry, Hardy, and Joseph, all bearing the surname Singleton-were Nelson's slaves.
Before they installed mini-blinds on the interior glass wall of Jim Nelson's office, people were just walking right in to do business with the friendly, top officer of the company, just as though there was no such thing as appointments or schedules or the other familiar barriers to the hallways of the executive suite.