|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
|a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.|
|See also house martin any of various swallows of the genera Progne, Delichon, Riparia, etc, having a square or slightly forked tail|
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|1.||Archer John Porter. 1910--2002, British biochemist; Nobel prize for chemistry 1952 (with Richard Synge; 1914--94) for developing paper chromatography (1944). He subsequently developed gas chromatography (1953)|
|2.||Chris. born 1977, British rock musician, lead singer of Coldplay. He is married to the US actress Gwyneth Paltrow.|
|3.||Frank. 1890--1974, Swiss composer. He used a modified form of the twelve-note technique in some of his works, which include Petite Symphonie Concertante (1946) and the oratorio Golgotha (1949)|
|4.||Sir George (Henry). born 1926, British record producer and arranger, noted for his work with the Beatles|
|5.||John. 1789--1854, British painter, noted for his visionary landscapes and large-scale works with biblical subjects|
|6.||Michael (John). born 1945, Scottish Labour politician; speaker of the House of Commons from 2000|
|7.||Paul (Edgar Philippe). born 1938, Canadian Liberal politician; prime minister of Canada (2003--06)|
|8.||Saint. called Saint Martin of Tours. ?316--?397 |
|9.||Steve(n). born 1945, US film actor and comedian; his films include The Jerk (1979), Roxanne (1987), and Bowfinger) (1999)|
Martin Mar·tin (mär'tn), Lillien Jane. 1851-1943.
American psychologist who is noted for her pioneering work in gerontology.