james, sir

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[dal-rim-puhl, dal-rim-]
Sir James, 1st Viscount Stair, 1619–95, Scottish jurist.


[doo-er, dyoo-]
Sir James, 1842–1923, Scottish chemist and physicist.


Sir James ("the Black Douglas") 1286–1330, Scottish military leader.
James, 2nd Earl of, 1358?–88, Scottish military leader.
Kirk (Issur Danielovitch Demsky) born 1916, U.S. actor.
Lloyd C(assel) [kas-uhl] , 1877–1951, U.S. novelist and clergyman.
Michael, born 1944, U.S. actor and producer (son of Kirk Douglas).
Stephen A(rnold) 1813–61, U.S. political leader and statesman.
William O(rville) [awr-vil] , 1898–1980, Associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1939–75.
a city on and the capital of the Isle of Man: resort.
a city in SE Arizona.
a town in central Georgia.
a male given name: from a Scottish word meaning “black water.”


Sir James (Hopwood) [hop-wood] , 1877–1946, English astrophysicist and author.


Sir James, 1814–99, English surgeon and pathologist.
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Brooke (brʊk)
1.  See Alanbrooke Alan Francis
2.  Sir James. 1803--68, British soldier; first rajah of Sarawak (1841--63)
3.  Rupert (Chawner). 1887--1915, British lyric poet, noted for his idealistic war poetry, which made him a national hero

Dewar (ˈdjuːə)
1.  Donald. 1937--2000, Scottish Labour politician; secretary of state for Scotland (1997--99); first minister of Scotland (1999--2000)
2.  Sir James. 1842--1923, Scottish chemist and physicist. He worked on the liquefaction of gases and the properties of matter at low temperature, invented the vacuum flask, and (with Sir Frederick Abel) was the first to prepare cordite

Douglas1 (ˈdʌɡləs)
a town and resort on the Isle of Man, capital of the island, on the E coast. Pop: 25 347 (2001)

Douglas2 (ˈdʌɡləs)
1.  C(lifford) H(ugh). 1879--1952, British economist, who originated the theory of social credit
2.  Gavin. ?1474--1522, Scottish poet, the first British translator of the Aeneid
3.  Keith (Castellain). 1920--44, British poet, noted for his poems of World War II: killed in action
4.  Michael K(irk). born 1944, US film actor; his films include Romancing the Stone (1984), Wall Street (1987), Basic Instinct (1992), and Wonder Boys (2000)
5.  (George) Norman. 1868--1952, British writer, esp of books on southern Italy such as South Wind (1917)
6.  Tommy, full name Thomas Clement Douglas (1904--86). Canadian statesman: premier of Saskatchewan 1944--61

jeans (dʒiːnz)
pl n
informal trousers for casual wear, made esp of denim or corduroy
[plural of jean]

Jeans (dʒiːnz)
Sir James Hopwood. 1877--1946, English astronomer, physicist, and mathematician, best known for his popular books on astronomy. He made important contributions to the kinetic theory of gases and the theory of stellar evolution

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Word Origin & History

family name, later male personal name, from Gael. Dubh glas "the dark water," name of a place in Lanarkshire. Douglas fir named for David Douglas (1798-1834), Scottish botanist who first recorded it in Pacific Northwest, 1825. Douglas scheme, Douglas plan, Douglassite, etc. refer to "social credit" economic
model put forth by British engineer Maj. Clifford Hugh Douglas (1879-1952).

fem. proper name, rare in U.S. before 1965, popular 1980s, 1990s.
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Paget Pag·et (pāj'ĭt), Sir James. 1814-1899.

British surgeon and pathologist who discovered (1834) the parasitic worm that causes trichinosis, described (1874) Paget's disease of the breast, and identified (1877) osteitis deformans.

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Paget   (pāj'ĭt)  Pronunciation Key 
British surgeon and researcher who was a pioneer of modern pathology. He discovered the cause of trichinosis in 1834, reported on diseases of the bones and joints, and described Paget's disease.
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