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Dawson

[daw-suh n] /ˈdɔ sən/
noun
1.
Sir John William, 1820–99, Canadian geologist and educator.
2.
William Levi, 1899–1990, U.S. composer and conductor.
3.
a town in NW Canada, at the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike rivers: former capital of the Yukon Territory.
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  • "Wait until you've had your breakfast, and then you shall see," said Dawson.

    Little Lord Fauntleroy Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Mr. Dawson, however, declined the gage of battle altogether.

    Tutors' Lane Wilmarth Lewis
  • Mac wasn't in Dawson, but he got there next mo'nin' and heard the news.

    The Yukon Trail William MacLeod Raine
  • If Dawson is there, from the adjutant's office, I wahnt him quick.

    Waring's Peril Charles King
  • Dawson whistled softly, sat up straight, and stared hard at his flying mate and dearest friend.

    Dave Dawson at Casablanca Robert Sydney Bowen
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Dawson

/ˈdɔːsən/
noun
1.
a town in NW Canada, in the Yukon on the Yukon River: a boom town during the Klondike gold rush (at its height in 1899). Pop: 1251 (2001)
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