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Rumford

[ruhm-ferd] /ˈrʌm fərd/
noun
1.

Thompson

[tomp-suh n, tom-] /ˈtɒmp sən, ˈtɒm-/
noun
1.
Benjamin, Count Rumford, 1753–1814, English physicist and diplomat, born in the U.S.
2.
David, 1770–1857, Canadian fur trader, surveyor, author, and explorer, born in England.
3.
David, born 1954, U.S. basketball player.
4.
Dorothy, 1894–1961, U.S. journalist.
5.
Francis, 1859–1907, English poet.
6.
J(ames) Walter, 1847–1928, U.S. advertising executive.
7.
Sir John Sparrow David, 1844–94, Canadian statesman: prime minister 1892–94.
8.
Randall
[ran-dl] /ˈræn dl/ (Show IPA),
1899–1984, U.S. composer and teacher.
9.
Sylvia, 1902–68, English novelist, born in Scotland.
10.
a city in N central Manitoba, in central Canada: nickel mining.
11.
a town in NE Connecticut.
12.
a river with two branches, (North Thompson) and (South Thompson) that join in S British Columbia, Canada, flowing W and SW to the Fraser River: 304 miles (489 km) long.
13.
a river in S Iowa and N Missouri, flowing SE and S to the Grand River. 175 miles (282 km) long.
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  • While in London, count rumford attained a high reputation as a curer of smoky chimneys.

  • De Belloy's spreader did not have the projections on the under side upon which count rumford laid such stress.

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  • With this view I wrote a long letter to count rumford, detailing my views and plans.

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  • Milverton was talking to you about count rumford when I came in, was he not?

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  • It is said that the last revolution in the processes of cooking was brought about by count rumford, who died a hundred years ago.

British Dictionary definitions for count rumford

Rumford

/ˈrʌmfəd/
noun
1.
Count Rumford, See Thompson (sense 1)

Thompson

/ˈtɒmpsən; ˈtɒmsən/
noun
1.
Benjamin, Count Rumford. 1753–1814, Anglo-American physicist, noted for his work on the nature of heat
2.
Daley. born 1958, British athlete: Olympic decathlon champion (1980, 1984)
3.
Emma. born 1959, British actress: her films include Howards End (1991), Sense and Sensibility (1996; also wrote screenplay), Primary Colors (1998), and Love Actually (2003)
4.
Flora (Jane). 1876–1947, British writer, author of the autobiographical Lark Rise to Candleford (1945)
5.
Francis. 1859–1907, British poet, best known for the mystical poem The Hound of Heaven (1893)
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Word Origin and History for count rumford

Thompson

type of sub-machine gun, 1919, named for U.S. Gen. John T. Thompson (1860-1940), who conceived it and whose company financed it.

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Thompson
  (tŏmp'sən, tŏm'-)   
American-born British physicist who conducted numerous experiments on heat and friction, which led him to discover that heat is produced by moving particles.
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