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[ap-uh l-tuh n] /ˈæp əl tən/
Sir Edward Victor, 1892–1965, British physicist: Nobel Prize 1947.
a city in E Wisconsin. Unabridged
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  • “I am really quite played out with all this turmoil,” Mrs. Appleton sighed.

    Jewel Weed Alice Ames Winter
  • Appleton says they were arrested on the 27th, but the facts, "between the lines," are as I have told you.

    Between the Lines Henry Bascom Smith
  • I think Mr. Appleton said that two more had been received since January 15th.

  • “You sent me some verses, Mr. Appleton,” she said, as the poet moved away.

    Ladies-In-Waiting Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • Lloyd had gone down to the spring-house with Mrs. Appleton, but Betty heard the dispute and put an end to it at once.

    The Little Colonel's Holidays Annie Fellows Johnston
  • Appleton, and Lench, and Coker want looking after badly, I know.

    Vice Versa F. Anstey
  • Began newspaper work at seventeen as reporter on the Appleton Daily Crescent.

    Contemporary American Literature John Matthews Manly and Edith Rickert
  • Appleton's brow clouded as he learned the details of the bird's-eye plot.

    The Promise James B. Hendryx
  • The cry of peonage was in the air and I arranged with Appleton's Magazine for a series of articles on the subject.

    From the Bottom Up Alexander Irvine
  • At a hurried glance from his wife Appleton changed the subject abruptly.

    The Promise James B. Hendryx
British Dictionary definitions for Appleton


Sir Edward (Victor). 1892–1965, English physicist, noted particularly for his research on the ionosphere: Nobel prize for physics 1947
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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