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Arthur Holly
[hol-ee] /ˈhɒl i/ (Show IPA), 1892–1962, U.S. physicist: Nobel Prize 1927.
his brother, Karl Taylor
[kahrl] /kɑrl/ (Show IPA), 1887–1954, U.S. physicist.
Spencer, Earl of Wilmington, 1673?–1743, British statesman: prime minister 1742–43.
a city in SW California.
Contemporary Examples

In Compton, lives like that of their older sister Yetunde are lost in gunfire countless times a day.
Understanding Serena Williams’s Steubenville Comments Allison Samuels June 19, 2013

Unless, apparently, the superstar in question is a black woman from Compton, California.
Serena Was Totally Justified Paul Campos September 13, 2009

An N.W.A. biopic titled Straight Outta Compton will hit theaters across America in 2015.
A Brief History of the Phrase ‘F*ck the Police’ Rich Goldstein August 22, 2014

The English grave he shares with his parents in Compton, Surrey, has been neglected.
Three Great Men Died That Day: JFK, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley John Garth November 2, 2013

Somehow, the ex-convict, ex-gang member, and Compton drug dealer has become a new beacon for intelligent African-American cuisine.
Coolio: From Gangsta Rap to ‘Ghetto Gourmet’ Rachel Syme December 7, 2009

Historical Examples

Jim is going to see the sheriff when he gets back to Compton and have the officer look into this bridge affair.
The Meadow-Brook Girls in the Hills Janet Aldridge

I said I wanted to see Mr. Compton, and had got a letter for him.
Life in London Edwin Hodder

A moment later Jimmy entered, and Compton showed him the note.
The Efficiency Expert Edgar Rice Burroughs

While Mr. Compton was reading the letter, I had leisure to look at him, and at his room.
Life in London Edwin Hodder

After an hour spent in the examination, Mr. Compton came to business.
Do and Dare Horatio Alger, Jr.

(ˈkɒmptən). Arthur Holly. 1892–1962, US physicist, noted for his research on X-rays, gamma rays, and nuclear energy: Nobel prize for physics 1927
(ˈkʌmptən). Denis. 1918–97, English cricketer, who played for Middlesex and England (1937–57); broke two records in 1947 scoring 3816 runs and 18 centuries in one season
American physicist who showed that when particles of light (called photons) collide with other particles, such as electrons, they lose energy and momentum and the light’s wavelength increases. For his discovery of this phenomenon (which became known as the Compton effect) he shared the 1927 Nobel Prize for physics with Charles Wilson. He also discovered the electrical nature of cosmic rays.


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