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Andrew Dickson, 1832–1918, U.S. diplomat and pioneer of land-grant education.
Byron R(aymond) (“Whizzer”) 1917–2002, U.S. lawyer and jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1962–93.
Edmund, born 1940, U.S. novelist.
Edward Douglass, 1845–1921, U.S. jurist: chief justice of the U.S. 1910–21.
Edward H(iggins), II
[hig-inz] /ˈhɪg ɪnz/ (Show IPA), 1930–67, U.S. astronaut: first American to walk in space 1965.
E(lwyn) B(rooks)
[el-win] /ˈɛl wɪn/ (Show IPA), 1899–1985, U.S. humorist and poet.
George Leonard, 1838–95, U.S. choral conductor.
Gilbert, 1720–93, English clergyman, naturalist, and writer.
Patrick (Victor Martindale)
[mahr-tn-deyl] /ˈmɑr tnˌdeɪl/ (Show IPA), 1912–90, Australian writer, born in England: Nobel Prize 1973.
Stanford, 1853–1906, U.S. architect.
Stewart Edward, 1873–1946, U.S. novelist.
T(erence) H(anbury)
[han-buh-ree] /ˈhæn bə ri/ (Show IPA), 1896–1964, English novelist.
Theodore H. 1915–86, U.S. journalist and writer.
Walter Francis, 1893–1955, U.S. civil-rights leader and writer: executive secretary of the NAACP 1931–55.
William A(lanson)
[al-uh n-suh n] /ˈæl ən sən/ (Show IPA), 1870–1937, U.S. neurologist, psychiatrist, and writer.
William Allen, 1868–1944, U.S. journalist.
Historical Examples

The Other Side of Evolution Alexander Patterson

having no hue due to the reflection of all or almost all incident light Compare black (sense 1)
(of light, such as sunlight) consisting of all the colours of the spectrum or produced by certain mixtures of three additive primary colours, such as red, green, and blue
comparatively white or whitish-grey in colour or having parts of this colour: white clover
(of an animal) having pale-coloured or white skin, fur, or feathers
bloodless or pale, as from pain, emotion, etc
(of hair, a beard, etc) silvery or grey, usually from age
benevolent or without malicious intent: white magic
colourless or transparent: white glass
capped with or accompanied by snow: a white Christmas
(sometimes capital) counterrevolutionary, very conservative, or royalist Compare Red (sense 2)
blank, as an unprinted area of a page
(of wine) made from pale grapes or from black grapes separated from their skins

(of coffee or tea) with milk or cream
(of bread) made with white flour

(physics) having or characterized by a continuous distribution of energy, wavelength, or frequency: white noise
(informal) honourable or generous
(of armour) made completely of iron or steel (esp in the phrase white harness)
(rare) morally unblemished
(rare) (of times, seasons, etc) auspicious; favourable
(poetic or archaic) having a fair complexion; blond
bleed white, to deprive slowly of resources
whiter than white

extremely clean and white
(informal) very pure, honest, and moral

a white colour
the condition or quality of being white; whiteness
the white or lightly coloured part or area of something
the white, the viscous fluid that surrounds the yolk of a bird’s egg, esp a hen’s egg; albumen
(anatomy) the white part (sclera) of the eyeball
any of various butterflies of the family Pieridae See large white, small white, cabbage white
(chess, draughts)

a white or light-coloured piece or square
(usually capital) the player playing with such pieces

anything that has or is characterized by a white colour, such as a white paint or pigment, a white cloth, a white ball in billiards
an unprinted area of a page

the outer ring of the target, having the lowest score
a shot or arrow hitting this ring

(poetic) fairness of complexion
in the white, (of wood or furniture) left unpainted or unvarnished
(usually foll by out) to create or leave white spaces in (printed or other matter)
(obsolete) to make or become white
a person, esp one of European ancestry, from a human population having light pigmentation of the skin
denoting or relating to a White person or White people
Gilbert. 1720–93, English clergyman and naturalist, noted for his Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne (1789)
Jimmy. born 1962, English snooker player
Marco Pierre. born 1961, British chef and restaurateur
Patrick (Victor Martindale). 1912–90, Australian novelist: his works include Voss (1957), The Eye of the Storm (1973), and A Fringe of Leaves (1976): Nobel prize for literature 1973
T(erence) H(anbury). 1906–64, British novelist: author of the Arthurian sequence The Once and Future King (1939–58)
Willard (Wentworth) (ˈwɪlɑːd). born 1946, British operatic bass, born in Jamaica

white as a sheet
white elephant
white feather
white flag, show the
white lie
white sale


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