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Lawrence

[lawr-uh ns, lor-] /ˈlɔr əns, ˈlɒr-/
noun
1.
D(avid) H(erbert) 1885–1930, English novelist.
2.
Ernest O(rlando) 1901–58, U.S. physicist: inventor of the cyclotron; Nobel Prize 1939.
3.
Gertrude, 1901?–52, English actress.
4.
Jacob, 1917–2000, U.S. painter and educator.
5.
James, 1781–1813, U.S. naval officer in the War of 1812.
6.
Saint. Also, Lorenzo. Latin Laurentius, died a.d. 258? early church martyr.
7.
Sir Thomas, 1769–1830, English painter.
8.
T(homas) E(dward) (T. E. Shaw"Lawrence of Arabia") 1888–1935, English archaeologist, adventurer, soldier, and writer.
9.
a city in NE Massachusetts, on the Merrimack River.
10.
a city in E Kansas, on the Kansas River.
11.
a town in central Indiana.
12.
a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “a man of Laurentum.”.

Shaw

[shaw] /ʃɔ/
noun
1.
Anna Howard, 1847–1919, U.S. physician, reformer, and suffragist, born in England.
2.
Artie (Arthur Arshawsky) 1910–2004, U.S. clarinetist and bandleader.
3.
George Bernard, 1856–1950, Irish dramatist, critic, and novelist: Nobel prize 1925.
4.
Henry Wheeler, Billings, Josh.
5.
Irwin, 1913–84, U.S. dramatist and author.
6.
Richard Norman, 1831–1912, English architect, born in Scotland.
7.
Thomas Edward, Lawrence, Thomas Edward.
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British Dictionary definitions for t.e. shaw

Lawrence

/ˈlɒrəns/
noun
1.
Saint. died 258 ad, Roman martyr: according to tradition he was roasted to death on a gridiron. Feast day: Aug 10
2.
D(avid) H(erbert). 1885–1930, British novelist, poet, and short-story writer. Many of his works deal with the destructiveness of modern industrial society, contrasted with the beauty of nature and instinct, esp the sexual impulse. His novels include Sons and Lovers (1913), The Rainbow (1915), Women in Love (1920), and Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928)
3.
Ernest Orlando. 1901–58, US physicist, who invented the cyclotron (1931): Nobel prize for physics 1939
4.
Gertrude. 1898–1952, British actress, noted esp for her roles in comedies such as Noël Coward's Private Lives (1930)
5.
Sir Thomas. 1769–1830, British portrait painter
6.
T(homas) E(dward), known as Lawrence of Arabia. 1888–1935, British soldier and writer. He took a major part in the Arab revolt against the Turks (1916–18), proving himself an outstanding guerrilla leader. He described his experiences in The Seven Pillars of Wisdom (1926)

shaw1

/ʃɔː/
noun
1.
(archaic or dialect) a small wood; thicket; copse
Word Origin
Old English sceaga; related to Old Norse skagi tip, skaga to jut out, skōgr forest, skegg beard

shaw2

/ʃɔː/
verb
1.
to show
noun
2.
a show
3.
the part of a potato plant that is above ground

Shaw

/ʃɔː/
noun
1.
Artie, original name Arthur Arshawsky. 1910–2004, US jazz clarinetist, band leader, and composer
2.
George Bernard, often known as GBS. 1856–1950, Irish dramatist and critic, in England from 1876. He was an active socialist and became a member of the Fabian Society but his major works are effective as satiric attacks rather than political tracts. These include Arms and the Man (1894), Candida (1894), Man and Superman (1903), Major Barbara (1905), Pygmalion (1913), Back to Methuselah (1921), and St Joan (1923): Nobel prize for literature 1925
3.
Richard Norman. 1831–1912, English architect
4.
Thomas Edward. the name assumed by (T. E.) Lawrence after 1927
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Word Origin and History for t.e. shaw

Lawrence

see Laurence.

shaw

n.

"strip of wood forming the border of a field," 1570s, from Old English sceaga "copse," cognate with North Frisian skage "farthest edge of cultivated land," Old Norse skage "promontory," and perhaps with Old English sceaga "rough matted hair" (see shag (n.)). The Old English word also is the source of the surname Shaw (attested from late 12c.) and its related forms.

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t.e. shaw in Science
Lawrence
  (lôr'əns)   
American physicist who in 1929 built the first cyclotron, which he used to study the structure of the atom, transmute elements, and produce artificial radiation. His work laid the foundation for the development of the atomic bomb.
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Encyclopedia Article for t.e. shaw

Lawrence

city, seat (1855) of Douglas county, eastern Kansas, U.S. It lies on the Kansas River. It was founded in 1854 by antislavery radicals who had come to Kansas under the auspices of the New England Emigrant Aid Company to outvote proslavery settlers and thus make Kansas a "free" state. The city was named for Amos A. Lawrence, a New England textile manufacturer who funded the company's settlement efforts. It was a noted station on the Underground Railroad by which slaves escaped into free territory. As a Jayhawker (abolitionist) headquarters, the town was sacked in 1856 by a proslavery militia under David Rice Atchison, a former Democratic senator from Missouri, and in 1863 by Confederate guerrillas under the command of William Clarke Quantrill, who massacred more than 150 citizens and burned much of the city.

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