a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.
a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.
an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.
a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.
a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.
a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.
Alexander. 1766--1813, Scottish ornithologist in the US
Sir Angus (Frank Johnstone). 1913--91, British writer, whose works include the collection of short stories The Wrong Set (1949) and the novels Anglo-Saxon Attitudes (1956) and No Laughing Matter (1967)
Charles Thomson Rees. 1869--1959, Scottish physicist, who invented the cloud chamber: shared the Nobel prize for physics 1927
Edmund. 1895--1972, US critic, noted esp for Axel's Castle (1931), a study of the symbolist movement
(James) Harold, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx. 1916--95, British Labour statesman; prime minister (1964--70; 1974--76)
Jacqueline. born 1945, British writer for older girls; her best-selling books include The Story of Tracey Beaker (1991), The Illustrated Mum (1998), and Girls in Tears (2002).
Richard. 1714--82, Welsh landscape painter
(Thomas) Woodrow (ˈwʊdrəʊ). 1856--1924, US Democratic statesman; 28th president of the US (1913--21). He led the US into World War I in 1917 and proposed the Fourteen Points (1918) as a basis for peace. Although he secured the formation of the League of Nations, the US Senate refused to support it: Nobel peace prize 1919
Wilson (wĭl'sən) Pronunciation Key
British physicist noted for his research on atmospheric electricity. He developed the Wilson cloud chamber, a device that makes it possible to study and photograph the movement and interaction of electrically charged particles. He shared the 1927 Nobel Prize for physics with Arthur Compton.
Wilson, Edmund Beecher 1856-1939.
American zoologist who was one of the founders of modern genetics. He researched the function, structure, and organization of cells, emphasizing their importance as the building blocks of life. He also demonstrated the significance of chromosomes, especially sex chromosomes, in heredity.