Benjamin franklin

Aretha [uh-ree-thuh] /əˈri θə/ (Show IPA), born 1942, U.S. singer.
Benjamin, 1706–90, American statesman, diplomat, author, scientist, and inventor.
Sir John, 1786–1847, English Arctic explorer.
John Hope, 1915–2009, U.S. historian and educator.
a district in extreme N Canada, in the Northwest Territories, including the Boothia and Melville peninsulas, Baffin Island, and other Arctic islands. 549,253 sq. mi. (1,422,565 sq. km).
a town in S Massachusetts.
a city in SE Wisconsin.
a town in central Tennessee.
a town in central Indiana.
a town in SW Ohio.
a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “freeholder.”.
Contemporary Examples

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How Obamacare Looks On the Ground Megan McArdle June 4, 2013

One evening the family questioned Isaacson about benjamin franklin and the American Enlightenment.
Telling Steve’s Story Dan Lyons October 26, 2011

benjamin franklin and Thomas Jefferson hailed the French Revolution.
Un-American Revolutions Niall Ferguson February 26, 2011

“It is still benjamin franklin and still easily recognized,” said Lambert.
All About the Benjamins: Here’s the Redesigned $100 Bill Daniel Gross October 6, 2013

benjamin franklin believed in prayer but stressed the importance of ecumenical “public religion.”
Six Catholics, Three Jews and Not Much Memory at the Supreme Court Jonathan Alter May 9, 2014

Historical Examples

“And Mr. benjamin franklin didn’t make them famous either,” laughed Warren.
A Little Girl in Old Boston Amanda Millie Douglas

Not so, however, with benjamin franklin and the Pennsylvania delegation.
The Critical Period of American History John Fiske

Our benjamin franklin, then in Paris, was one of the commissioners.
Moral Principles and Medical Practice Charles Coppens

What do you suppose good benjamin franklin would say to that?
Paul and the Printing Press Sara Ware Bassett

The primary source of information on benjamin franklin is contained in his own writings.
The Age of Invention Holland Thompson

(in 14th- and 15th-century England) a substantial landholder of free but not noble birth
Aretha (əˈriːθə) born 1942, US soul, pop, and gospel singer; noted for her songs “Respect” (1967), “I Say a Little Prayer” (1968), and, with George Michael, “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” (1987)
Benjamin 1706–90, American statesman, scientist, and author. He helped draw up the Declaration of Independence (1776) and, as ambassador to France (1776–85), he negotiated an alliance with France and a peace settlement with Britain. As a scientist, he is noted particularly for his researches in electricity, esp his invention of the lightning conductor
Sir John. 1786–1847, English explorer of the Arctic: lieutenant-governor of Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) (1836–43): died while on a voyage to discover the Northwest Passage
Rosalind. 1920–58, British x-ray crystallographer. She contributed to the discovery of the structure of DNA, before her premature death from cancer

surname attested from late 12c., Middle English Frankeleyn, from Anglo-French fraunclein “a land-owner of free but not noble birth,” from Old French franc “free” (see frank (adj.)), with Germanic suffix also found in chamberlain.

The Franklin stove (1787) so called because it was invented by U.S. scientist/politician Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790). In early 19c., lightning rods often were called Franklins.

Franklin Frank·lin (frāngk’lĭn), Rosalind. 1920-1958.

British biophysicist. Her x-ray diffraction studies of DNA led to the description of the full structure of DNA by James Watson and Francis Crick.
American public official, scientist, inventor, and writer who fully established the distinction between negative and positive electricity, proved that lightning and electricity are identical, and suggested that buildings could be protected by lightning conductors. He also invented bifocal glasses, established the direction of the prevailing storm track in North America and determined the existence of the Gulf Stream.


A hundred-dollar bill; c-note: He peels off another five Franklins

[1990s+; fr its portrait of Benjamin Franklin]


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