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Wells

[welz] /wɛlz/
noun
1.
Henry, 1805–78, U.S. businessman: pioneered in banking, stagecoach services, and express shipping.
2.
H(erbert) G(eorge) 1866–1946, English novelist and historian.
3.
Horace, 1815–48, U.S. dentist: pioneered use of nitrous oxide as an anesthetic.
4.
Ida Bell (Ida Bell Wells-Barnett) 1862–1931, U.S. journalist and civil-rights leader.
5.
a historic town in E Somersetshire, in SW England: cathedral.
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British Dictionary definitions for h g wells

Wells1

/wɛlz/
noun
1.
a city in SW England, in Somerset: 12th-century cathedral. Pop: 10 406 (2001)

Wells2

/wɛlz/
noun
1.
Henry. 1805–78, US businessman, who founded (1852) with William Fargo the express mail service Wells, Fargo and Company
2.
H(erbert) G(eorge). 1866–1946, British writer. His science-fiction stories include The Time Machine (1895), War of the Worlds (1898), and The Shape of Things to Come (1933). His novels on contemporary social questions, such as Kipps (1905), Tono-Bungay (1909), and Ann Veronica (1909), affected the opinions of his day. His nonfiction works include The Outline of History (1920)
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h g wells in Medicine

Wells (wělz), Horace. 1815-1848.

American dentist who was the first to use nitrous oxide to anesthetize patients during oral surgery.

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Encyclopedia Article for h g wells

Wells

city, Mendip district, administrative and historic county of Somerset, England, at the foot of the Mendip Hills. The name derives from the many springs rising near the cathedral, which was begun in the 12th century and dominates the city. In general, Wells has been little affected by modern industry and growth. It remains a modest service centre, its Market Place and shopping district lying in the shadow of its magnificent cathedral, and it is much frequented by tourists.

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