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[pres-kuh t, -kot] /ˈprɛs kət, -kɒt/
Samuel, 1751–77, U.S. patriot during the American Revolution: rode with Paul Revere and William Dawes to warn Colonists that British troops were marching from Boston, April 18, 1775.
William, 1726–95, American Revolutionary military leader.
William Hickling
[hik-ling] /ˈhɪk lɪŋ/ (Show IPA),
1796–1859, U.S. historian (grandson of William Prescott).
a city in central Arizona. Unabridged
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  • Prescott was on his guard; he felt that Curtis suspected him.

    Prescott of Saskatchewan Harold Bindloss
  • Prescott waits, Melinda chooses, Shakes her head and still refuses.

  • Prescott pointed to the rows of plowed furrows which cut off his holding from the prairie.

    Prescott of Saskatchewan Harold Bindloss
  • Had Prescott ever seen them, he would doubtless have come to the same conclusion.

    Aztec Land Maturin M. Ballou
  • Prescott threw himself down at the desk, while Noll, after saluting, remained standing at attention.

    Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants H. Irving Hancock
British Dictionary definitions for Prescott


John Leslie. Baron. born 1938, British politician: deputy leader of the Labour Party (1994–2007); deputy prime minister (1997–2007); secretary of state for the environment, transport, and the regions (1997–2001); minister for local government and the regions (2002–07)
William Hickling (ˈhɪklɪŋ). 1796–1859, US historian, noted for his work on the history of Spain and her colonies
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