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Hudson

[huhd-suh n] /ˈhʌd sən/
noun
1.
Henry, died 1611? English navigator and explorer.
2.
William Henry, 1841–1922, English naturalist and author.
3.
a river in E New York, flowing S to New York Bay. 306 miles (495 km) long.
4.
a town in central Massachusetts.
5.
a town in S New Hampshire.
6.
a steam locomotive having a four-wheeled front truck, six driving wheels, and a four-wheeled rear truck.
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  • For some years, however, grape-growing along the Hudson has been on the decline.

  • Hudson, whether he knows it or not, is now the chief standard-bearer of another faith.

    Green Mansions W. H. Hudson
  • At times—often indeed—his thoughts wandered to the maple-grove and the old sugar-house, far away on the Hudson.

    The Air Trust George Allan England
  • Once this junction was formed, the Hudson lay open--and after that?

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • The majestic Hudson and the palatial mansions on the wooded bluffs proclaimed to Carley that she was back in the East.

British Dictionary definitions for Hudson

Hudson

/ˈhʌdsən/
noun
1.
Henry. died 1611, English navigator: he explored the Hudson River (1609) and Hudson Bay (1610), where his crew mutinied and cast him adrift to die
2.
W(illiam) H(enry). 1841–1922, British naturalist and novelist, born in Argentina, noted esp for his romance Green Mansions (1904) and the autobiographical Far Away and Long Ago (1918)
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