|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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]|
morgan mor·gan (môr'gən)
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.
|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.