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Wilson,

city (1990 pop. 36,930), seat of Wilson co., E N.C., in a rich agricultural region; inc. 1849. It is a commercial and industrial center with a large tobacco market. There is tobacco and food processing and the manufacture of metal, paper, plastic, glass, fiberglass, and electrical products; chemicals; and apparel. Barton College is there.

Wilson

1. Alexander. 1766--1813, Scottish ornithologist in the US
2. Sir Angus (Frank Johnstone). 1913--91, British writer, whose works include the collection of short stories The Wrong Set (1949) and the novels Anglo-Saxon Attitudes (1956) and No Laughing Matter (1967)
3. Charles Thomson Rees. 1869--1959, Scottish physicist, who invented the cloud chamber: shared the Nobel prize for physics 1927
4. Edmund. 1895--1972, US critic, noted esp for Axel's Castle (1931), a study of the symbolist movement
5. (James) Harold, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx. 1916--95, British Labour statesman; prime minister (1964--70; 1974--76)
6. Jacqueline. born 1945, British writer for older girls; her best-selling books include The Story of Tracey Beaker (1991), The Illustrated Mum (1998), and Girls in Tears (2002).
7. Richard. 1714--82, Welsh landscape painter
8. (Thomas) Woodrow . 1856--1924, US Democratic statesman; 28th president of the US (1913--21). He led the US into World War I in 1917 and proposed the Fourteen Points (1918) as a basis for peace. Although he secured the formation of the League of Nations, the US Senate refused to support it: Nobel peace prize 1919
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Wilson, for that was the old gentleman's name, rose up, and, after carefully adjusting his valise and umbrella, proceeded deliberately to take out his spectacles and fix them on his nose; and, this operation being performed, read as follows:
Wilson, from the time of the entrance of the stranger, had regarded him with an air of disturbed and uneasy curiosity.
Also I was rude to Miss Wilson, and refused to leave the room when she bade me.
"Wait until Miss Wilson sees what you have written."
But Mary Millward obstinately refused to join us; and so did Richard Wilson, though my mother earnestly entreated him to do so, and even offered to be his partner.
With a single set of quadrilles, and several country dances, we carried it on to a pretty late hour; and at length, having called upon our musician to strike up a waltz, I was just about to whirl Eliza round in that delightful dance, accompanied by Lawrence and Jane Wilson, and Fergus and Rose, when Mr.
Wilson. "l feared the woman had no better thought than to make a mountebank of her child!"
Wilson. "What say you, worshipful Master Bellingham?
'Mrs Wilson and I were engaged to be married before either of us came to London.
Wilson, old scout, bustle about and give us your imitation of a bridegroom mixing a "B.
Wilson seemed to rouse himself from his depression and acknowledged the speaker's words with a warmer civility than he had hitherto shown to anybody.
"It is," Wilson assented, selecting his muffin carefully; "and I hope he won't be tired tonight.