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[neel-suh n] /ˈnil sən/
William Allan, 1869–1946, U.S. educator and lexicographer, born in Scotland. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The triumph of the Castle was completed by the capture of Neilson and the Sheares.

    William Pitt and the Great War John Holland Rose
  • Neilson wondered idly what sort of man he had been in his youth.

    The Trembling of a Leaf William Somerset Maugham
  • Neilson was a gambler, but his word went; in fact, Deering imagined it sometimes went with the police.

    Northwest! Harold Bindloss
  • It did not take Neilson long to discover that he was in love with her.

    The Trembling of a Leaf William Somerset Maugham
  • "The less you say about Hiram's brother the better," Neilson answered sternly.

    The Sky Line of Spruce Edison Marshall
  • Doctor Neilson informed me that we were now about crossing into the tropics.

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