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Bulwer

[bool-wer]
noun
Sir Henry (William Henry Lytton Earle Bulwer; Baron Dalling and Bulwer) 1801–72, British diplomat and author.

Campbell-Bannerman

[kam-buhl-ban-er-muhn, kam-uhl-]
noun
Sir Henry, 1836–1908, British statesman, born in Ireland: prime minister 1905–08.

Clinton

[klin-tn]
noun
1.
De Witt [duh wit] , 1769–1828, U.S. political leader and statesman: governor of New York 1817–21, 1825–28 (son of James Clinton).
2.
George, 1739–1812, governor of New York 1777–95, 1801–04: vice president of the U.S. 1805–12.
3.
Sir Henry, 1738?–95, commander in chief of the British forces in the American Revolutionary War.
4.
Hillary (Rodham) born 1947, U.S. politician: senator from New York 2001–2009; secretary of state 2009–2013 (wife of William J. Clinton).
5.
James, 1733–1812, American general in the Revolutionary War (brother of George Clinton).
6.
William J(efferson) ("Bill") born 1946, 42nd president of the U.S. 1993–2001.
7.
a city in E Iowa, on the Mississippi River.
8.
a city in central Maryland.
9.
a town in W Mississippi.
10.
a city in central Massachusetts.
11.
a town in S Connecticut.
12.
a male given name.

Irving

[ur-ving]
noun
1.
Sir Henry (John Henry Brodribb) 1838–1905, English actor.
2.
John, born 1942, U.S. novelist.
3.
Washington, 1783–1859, U.S. essayist, story writer, and historian.
4.
a city in NE Texas, near Dallas.
5.
a male given name.

Morgan

[mawr-guhn]
noun
1.
Charles Langbridge [lang-brij] , 1894–1958, English novelist and critic.
2.
Daniel, 1736–1802, American Revolutionary general.
3.
Sir Henry, 1635?–88, Welsh buccaneer in the Americas.
4.
John Hunt, 1826–64, Confederate general in the American Civil War.
5.
J(ohn) P(ierpont) [peer-pont] , 1837–1913, U.S. financier and philanthropist.
6.
his son, John Pierpont, 1867–1943, U.S. financier.
7.
Julia, 1872–1957, U.S. architect.
8.
Lewis Henry, 1818–81, U.S. ethnologist and anthropologist.
9.
Thomas Hunt, 1866–1945, U.S. zoologist: Nobel Prize in medicine 1933.
10.
a male or female given name.

Percy

[pur-see]
noun
1.
Sir Henry ("Hotspur") 1364–1403, English military and rebel leader.
2.
Thomas, 1729–1811, English poet and antiquary: bishop of Dromore 1782–1811.
3.
Walker, 1916–90, U.S. essayist and novelist.
4.
a male given name, form of Percival.

Raeburn

[rey-bern]
noun
Sir Henry, 1756–1823, Scottish painter.

Tate

[teyt]
noun
1.
Sir Henry, 1819–99, English merchant and philanthropist: founder of an art gallery (Tate Gallery) in London, England.
2.
(John Orley) Allen [awr-lee] , 1899–1979, U.S. poet, critic, and editor.
3.
James, born 1943, U.S. poet.
4.
Nahum [ney-uhm, -huhm] , 1652–1715, English poet and playwright, born in Ireland: poet laureate 1692–1715.

Vane

[veyn]
noun
Sir Henry (Sir Harry Vane) 1613–62, British statesman and author.
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Campbell-Bannerman (ˈkæmbəlˈbænəmən)
 
n
Sir Henry. 1836--1908, British statesman and leader of the Liberal Party (1899--1908); prime minister (1905--08), who granted self-government to the Transvaal and the Orange River Colony

Clinton (ˈklɪntən)
 
n
1.  Bill, full name William Jefferson Clinton. born 1946, US Democrat politician; 42nd president of the US (1993--2001)
2.  his wife, Hillary Rodham. born 1947, US politician and lawyer: first lady (1993--2001); senator from 2001

Irving (ˈɜːvɪŋ)
 
n
1.  Sir Henry. real name John Henry Brodribb. 1838--1905, English actor and manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London (1878--1902)
2.  Washington. 1783--1859, US essayist and short-story writer, noted for The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon (1820), which contains the stories Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Morgan1 (ˈmɔːɡən)
 
n
an American breed of small compact saddle horse
 
[C19: named after Justin Morgan (1747--98), American owner of the original sire]

Morgan2 (ˈmɔːɡən)
 
n
1.  Edwin (George). born 1920, Scottish poet, noted esp for his collection The Second Life (1968) and his many concrete and visual poems; appointed Scottish national poet 2004
2.  Sir Henry. 1635--88, Welsh buccaneer, who raided Spanish colonies in the West Indies for the English
3.  John Pierpont. 1837--1913, US financier, philanthropist, and art collector
4.  (Hywel) Rhodri (ˈrɒdrɪ). born 1939, Welsh Labour politician; first minister of Wales from 2000
5.  Thomas Hunt. 1866--1945, US biologist. He formulated the chromosome theory of heredity. Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1933

Percy (ˈpɜːsɪ)
 
n
1.  Sir Henry, known as Harry Hotspur. 1364--1403, English rebel, who was killed leading an army against Henry IV
2.  Thomas. 1729--1811, English bishop and antiquary. His Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (1765) stimulated the interest of Romantic writers in old English and Scottish ballads

Raeburn (ˈreɪˌbɜːn)
 
n
Sir Henry. 1756--1823, Scottish portrait painter

Tate (teɪt)
 
n
1.  (John Orley) Allen. 1899--1979, US poet and critic
2.  Sir Henry. 1819--99, British sugar refiner and philanthropist; founder of the Tate Gallery
3.  Nahum (ˈneɪʊm). 1652--1715, British poet, dramatist, and hymn-writer, born in Ireland: poet laureate (1692--1715). He is best known for writing a version of King Lear with a happy ending

vane (veɪn)
 
n
1.  weather vane, Also called: wind vane a flat plate or blade of metal mounted on a vertical axis in an exposed position to indicate wind direction
2.  any one of the flat blades or sails forming part of the wheel of a windmill
3.  any flat or shaped plate used to direct fluid flow, esp a stator blade in a turbine, etc
4.  a fin or plate fitted to a projectile or missile to provide stabilization or guidance
5.  ornithol the flat part of a feather, consisting of two rows of barbs on either side of the shaft
6.  surveying
 a.  a sight on a quadrant or compass
 b.  the movable marker on a levelling staff
 
[Old English fana; related to Old Saxon, Old High German fano, Old Norse fani, Latin pannus cloth]
 
vaned
 
adj
 
'vaneless
 
adj

Vane (veɪn)
 
n
Sir Henry, known as Sir Harry Vane. 1613--62, English Puritan statesman and colonial administrator; governor of Massachusetts (1636--37). He was executed for high treason after the Restoration

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vane
"wind indicator," early 15c., southern England alteration (see V) of fane.

Morgan
type of horses, 1843, named for Justin Morgan (1747-98), Amer. teacher; the breed was developed in New England from a stallion he owned.
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morgan mor·gan (môr'gən)
n.

Abbr. M A unit for expressing the relative distance between genes on a chromosome based on the frequency with which the genes cross over; one unit equals a theoretical crossover value of 100 percent between two loci.

Morgan Mor·gan (môr'gən), Thomas Hunt. 1866-1945.

American biologist. He won a 1933 Nobel Prize for establishing the chromosome theory of heredity by his studies of the fruit fly Drosophila.

Vane (vān), John Robert. Born 1927.

British pharmacologist. He shared a 1982 Nobel Prize for research on prostaglandins.

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Morgan   (môr'gən)  Pronunciation Key 
American zoologist whose experiments with fruit flies demonstrated that hereditary traits are carried by genes on chromosomes and that traits can cross over from one chromosome to another. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine in 1933.
vane   (vān)  Pronunciation Key 
The flattened, weblike part of a feather, consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the rachis.
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