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William. 1784–1856, English geologist; he became a proponent of the idea of catastrophic ice ages
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  • Lyell used to tell many amusing stories of the oddities of his old teacher and friend buckland.

    The Coming of Evolution John W. (John Wesley) Judd
  • "I will do anything you say, buckland," said she, clasping her arms around my neck.

    Down The River Oliver Optic
  • Some say that their competitors in the race for Childe's body were the monks of buckland, not the folk of Tavistock.

    Dartmoor Arthur L. Salmon
  • "Clarence, I know buckland is honest and true," interposed Flora.

    Down The River Oliver Optic
  • buckland present to defend the 'Diluvialists,' as Conybeare styles his sect; and us he terms 'Fluvialists.'

    Charles Lyell and Modern Geology Thomas George Bonney
  • It had been the elder buckland's habit to try strange dishes.

  • Dr. buckland said, "He would give his left hand to possess such powers of description as this man."

  • The slope, crowned by buckland's brigade, was steep and bushy.

    From Fort Henry to Corinth Manning Ferguson Force

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