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Crompton

[kromp-tuh n] /ˈkrɒmp tən/
noun
1.
Samuel, 1753–1827, English inventor of the spinning mule.
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  • He had been in Crompton but three months, and had come there from a small parish in Virginia.

    The Cromptons Mary J. Holmes
  • They always seem to be so in books; and Crompton certainly was a genius.

    Carl and the Cotton Gin Sara Ware Bassett
  • She had laid siege to the Crompton House, from which most of the others shrank.

    The Cromptons Mary J. Holmes
  • Crompton lost his eye, but my punishment was as severe as his.

    The Disowned, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Little did Wyatt and Hargreaves and Crompton eat of the bread of idleness they built the oven for.

    The Women of Tomorrow William Hard
  • This was invented by Crompton between 1774 and 1779, but was never patented.

  • Its people were mostly well educated and intelligent, and they had Col. Crompton, with his fine house and grounds.

    The Cromptons Mary J. Holmes
  • Mr. Crompton began his career in Norwich as a Nonconformist minister, in about 1848.

    Norfolk Annals Charles Mackie
  • Eloise was in Crompton, and ever since he left it, a thought of her had been in his mind.

    The Cromptons Mary J. Holmes
  • He was still Crompton of Crompton, with his head as high as ever.

    The Cromptons Mary J. Holmes
British Dictionary definitions for Crompton

Crompton

/ˈkrɒmptən/
noun
1.
Richmal, full name Richmal Crompton Lamburn. 1890–1969, British children's author, best known for her Just William stories
2.
Samuel. 1753–1827, British inventor of the spinning mule (1779)
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