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Barton

[bahr-tn] /ˈbɑr tn/
noun
1.
Clara, 1821–1912, U.S. philanthropist who organized the American Red Cross in 1881.
2.
Derek H(arold) R(ichard) 1918–98, English chemist: Nobel Prize 1969.
3.
Sir Edmund, 1849–1920, Australian jurist and statesman: prime minister 1901–03.
4.
a male given name.
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  • At the same instant, Major Barton entered, followed by two men.

  • “Mr. Barton wrote to us about you,” Farnsworth continued briskly.

    The Wall Street Girl Frederick Orin Bartlett
  • It was now for Ralph a race to the engine and his friend Barton.

    Ralph on the Engine Allen Chapman
  • He might suggest Barton to Farnsworth, and drop around and see him to-morrow.

    The Wall Street Girl Frederick Orin Bartlett
  • He had taken some excellent photographs of Silver Cloud and company, which he had left with the Barton family.

    Doctor Jones' Picnic S. E. Chapman
British Dictionary definitions for Barton

barton

/ˈbɑːtən/
noun
1.
(archaic) a farmyard
Word Origin
Old English beretūn, from bere barley + tūn stockade; see town

Barton

/ˈbɑːtən/
noun
1.
Sir Derek (Harold Richard). 1918–98, British organic chemist: shared the Nobel prize for chemistry (1969) for his work on conformational analysis
2.
Sir Edmund 1849–1920, Australian statesman; first prime minister of Australia (1901–03)
3.
Elizabeth, known as the Maid of Kent. ?1506–34, English nun, who claimed the gift of prophecy. Her criticism of Henry VIII's attempt to annul his first marriage led to her execution
4.
John (Bernard Adie). born 1928, British theatre director, noted esp for his productions of Shakespeare
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Barton in Medicine

Barton Bar·ton (bär'tn), Clara. Full name Clarissa Harlowe Barton.. 1821-1912.

American administrator who did battlefield relief work during the Civil War and organized the American Red Cross (1881).

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