[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.
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
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.
Arthur Bowen [boh-uh n] /ˈboʊ ən/ (Show IPA), 1862–1928, U.S. painter. Joseph Edward, 1876–1958, U.S. lawyer and diplomat. Peter Maxwell, born 1934, English composer. (William) Robertson, 1913–1995, Canadian novelist, playwright, and essayist. a town in SE Florida. Contemporary Examples A spokesman for 60 Minutes, Kevin Tedesco, did not address the disappearance of Davies in a […]
- Art deco
a style of decorative art developed originally in the 1920s with a revival in the 1960s, marked chiefly by geometric motifs, curvilinear forms, sharply defined outlines, often bold colors, and the use of synthetic materials, as plastics. Contemporary Examples Prints ranged from rich and India-meets-Psychedelic to modern and art deco, rendered in abstract circular, swirling […]
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Arthur Jeffrey, 1886–1950, U.S. physicist. noun a variant spelling of deemster
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noun the management of the artistic and design elements of a project, esp. in film, television, advertising, or publishing; the work of an art director Examples Art direction is very important in today’s music videos. Word Origin 1875 Contemporary Examples Hourani began to dabble with a myriad of artistic careers, from model scouting to styling […]