Aston



Francis William, 1877–1945, English physicist and chemist: Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1922.
Contemporary Examples

Americans now own famous teams like Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, and Aston Villa.
How Two Incidents of Alleged Racism in English Soccer Have Shocked the Sport Edward Platt December 22, 2011

Since then it has been on display at Aston Martin’s Headquarters at Gaydon.
Charles’s Aston Martin To Go Under Hammer Tom Sykes April 23, 2012

He drove around in a $250,000 2010 Aston Martin Rapides and a 2009 BMW 750 Li.
Highflying Rapper Busted as Coke Kingpin Christine Pelisek November 15, 2010

So they told me the better one would be like an Aston Martin or a like a Maserati.
Payday for the Jersey Shore Cast Choire Sicha July 19, 2010

The Aussie group Aston classes up the joint with a gorgeous cover of “Telephone” arranged in classical style.
11 Hilarious Lady Gaga Wannabes The Daily Beast Video May 29, 2010

Historical Examples

“My name is Aston—Charles Aston”—said the owner of the phaeton in his pleasant voice.
Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker Marguerite Bryant

Mr Aston has demanded his audience of leave, and quits Madrid on the 15th.
The Economist Various

Lloyd of Aston, after declaring himself a candidate for Shropshire, has again retired.
Memoirs of the Court of George IV. 1820-1830 (Vol 1) Duke of Buckingham and Chandos

He was dimly conscious he did not want Mr. Aston to come and see them.
Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker Marguerite Bryant

Mr. Aston looked at the note again and reread the signature, then he gave it back, satisfied.
Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker Marguerite Bryant

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Francis William. 1877–1945, English physicist and chemist, who developed the first mass spectrograph, using it to investigate the isotopic structures of elements: Nobel prize for chemistry 1922

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