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Galton

[gawl-tn] /ˈgɔl tn/
noun
1.
Sir Francis, 1822–1911, English scientist and writer.
Related forms
Galtonian
[gawl-toh-nee-uh n] /gɔlˈtoʊ ni ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective

Nicholson

[nik-uh l-suh n] /ˈnɪk əl sən/
noun
1.
Ben, 1894–1982, British abstract painter.
2.
Sir Francis, 1655–1728, English colonial administrator in America.
3.
Jack, born 1937, U.S. actor.

Walsingham

[wawl-sing-uh m] /ˈwɔl sɪŋ əm/
noun
1.
Sir Francis, c1530–90, English statesman: secretary of state 1573–90.

Drake

[dreyk] /dreɪk/
noun
1.
Sir Francis, c1540–96, English admiral and buccaneer: sailed around the world 1577–80.
2.
Joseph Rodman
[rod-muh n] /ˈrɒd mən/ (Show IPA),
1795–1820, U.S. poet.
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Walsingham1

/ˈwɔːlsɪŋəm/
noun
1.
a village in E England, in Norfolk: remains of a medieval priory; site of the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

Walsingham2

/ˈwɔːlsɪŋəm/
noun
1.
Sir Francis. ?1530–90, English statesman. As secretary of state (1573–90) to Elizabeth I he developed a system of domestic and foreign espionage and uncovered several plots against the Queen

drake1

/dreɪk/
noun
1.
the male of any duck
Word Origin
C13: perhaps from Low German; compare Middle Dutch andrake, Old High German antrahho

drake2

/dreɪk/
noun
1.
(angling) an artificial fly resembling a mayfly
2.
(history) a small cannon
3.
an obsolete word for dragon
Word Origin
Old English draca, ultimately from Latin dracōdragon

Drake

/dreɪk/
noun
1.
Sir Francis. ?1540–96, English navigator and buccaneer, the first Englishman to sail around the world (1577–80). He commanded a fleet against the Spanish Armada (1588) and contributed greatly to its defeat

Galton

/ˈɡɔːltən/
noun
1.
Sir Francis. 1822–1911, English explorer and scientist, a cousin of Charles Darwin, noted for his researches in heredity, meteorology, and statistics. He founded the study of eugenics and the theory of anticyclones

Nicholson

/ˈnɪkəlsən/
noun
1.
Ben. 1894–1982, English painter, noted esp for his abstract geometrical works
2.
Jack. born 1937, US film actor. His films include Easy Rider (1969), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1974), Chinatown (1974), Terms of Endearment (1983), Batman (1989), As Good As It Gets (1998), About Schmidt (2002), and The Departed (2006)
3.
John. 1821–57, British general and administrator, born in Ireland: deputy commissioner in the Punjab (1851–56), where he became the object of hero-worship among the natives and kept the Punjab loyal during the Indian Mutiny: played a major role in the capture of Delhi
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Word Origin and History for sir francis

drake

n.

"male duck," c.1300, unrecorded in Old English but may have existed then, from West Germanic *drako (cf. Low German drake, second element of Old High German anutrehho, dialectal German Drache).

archaic for "dragon," from Old English draca "dragon, sea monster, huge serpent," from Proto-Germanic *drako (cf. Middle Dutch and Old Frisian drake, Dutch draak, Old High German trahho, German drache), an early borrowing from Latin draco (see dragon).

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