Owen


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Owen

1. David (Anthony Llewellyn), Baron. born 1938, British politician: Labour foreign secretary (1977--79); cofounder of the Social Democratic Party (1981) and its leader (1983--87): leader (1988--92) of the section of the Social Democratic Party that did not merge with the Liberal Party in 1988; peace envoy to Bosnia-Herzegovina (1992--94)
2. Michael (James). born 1979, British footballer; plays for Real Madrid and England (from 1997)
3. Sir Richard. 1804--92, English comparative anatomist and palaeontologist
4. Robert. 1771--1858, Welsh industrialist and social reformer. He formed a model industrial community at New Lanark, Scotland, and pioneered cooperative societies. His books include New View of Society (1813)
5. Wilfred. 1893--1918, English poet of World War I, who was killed in action

Owen

 

falls in East Africa (Uganda) on the Victoria Nile River, 2.5 km below the river’s outlet from Lake Victoria. The section with rapids is approximately 50 km long. The Owen Falls hydroelectric power plant is situated at the falls. The construction of the power plant resulted in the partial submergence of the falls.

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You are my evil spirit," answered Owen, much excited,--"you and the hard, coarse world
At the time of his old master's visit, Owen was probably on the point of taking up the relinquished task; but, by this sinister event, he was thrown back into the state whence he had been slowly emerging.
Owen Warland felt the impulse to give external reality to his ideas as irresistibly as any of the poets or painters who have arrayed the world in a dimmer and fainter beauty, imperfectly copied from the richness of their visions.
Sometimes he was startled by the rap of the watchman, who, when all the world should be asleep, had caught the gleam of lamplight through the crevices of Owen Warland's shutters.
She had worn a hole through her silver thimble, and wanted Owen to repair it.
Anything for your sake, Annie," said Owen Warland,--"anything, even were it to work at Robert Danforth's forge.
At the end of the second week the overwrought head appealed passionately for relief, and Owen was removed to the Postage Department, where, when he had leisure from answering Audrey's telephone calls, he entered the addresses of letters in a large book and took them to the post.
Owen never enjoyed these little chats with Authority.
His resemblance to a stuffed trout, always striking, was subtly accentuated, and Owen, an expert in these matters, felt that his fears had been well founded--there was trouble in the air.
A large man, seated with his back to the door, turned as he entered, and Owen recognized the well-remembered features of Mr Prosser, the literary loaf-slinger.
He was, it appeared, a Regius Professor and the author of some half-dozen works on sociology--a record, Owen felt, that almost justified loaf-slinging and earhole clipping in moments of irritation.
Owen, disapproving of the whole business, refused to buy a programme, and settled himself in his seat prepared for the worst.