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Galton

[gawl-tn]
noun
Sir Francis, 1822–1911, English scientist and writer.

Galtonian [gawl-toh-nee-uhn] , adjective

Nicholson

[nik-uhl-suhn]
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-uhm]
noun
Sir Francis, c1530–90, English statesman: secretary of state 1573–90.
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drake1 (dreɪk)
 
n
the male of any duck
 
[C13: perhaps from Low German; compare Middle Dutch andrake, Old High German antrahho]

drake2 (dreɪk)
 
n
1.  angling an artificial fly resembling a mayfly
2.  history a small cannon
3.  an obsolete word for dragon
 
[Old English draca, ultimately from Latin dracōdragon]

Drake (dreɪk)
 
n
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)
 
n
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)
 
n
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), Terms of Endearment (1983), Batman (1989), As Good As It Gets (1998), and About Schmidt (2002)
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

Walsingham1 (ˈwɔːlsɪŋəm)
 
n
a village in E England, in Norfolk: remains of a medieval priory; site of the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

Walsingham2 (ˈwɔːlsɪŋəm)
 
n
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

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drake
"male duck," c.1300, unrecorded in O.E. but may have existed there, from W.Gmc. *drako.

drake
archaic for "dragon," from O.E. draca, from P.Gmc. *drako (see dragon).
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