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Booker T(aliaferro)
[boo k-er tol-uh-ver] /ˈbʊk ər ˈtɒl ə vər/ (Show IPA), 1856–1915, U.S. reformer, educator, author, and lecturer.
George, 1732–99, U.S. general and political leader: 1st president of the U.S. 1789–97.
Martha (Martha Dandridge) 1732–1802, wife of George.
Also called Washington, D.C. the capital of the United States, on the Potomac between Maryland and Virginia: coextensive with the District of Columbia.
Abbreviation: Wash.
Also called Washington State. a state in the NW United States, on the Pacific coast. 68,192 sq. mi. (176,615 sq. km).
Capital: Olympia.
Abbreviation: WA (for use with zip code), Wash.
a city in SW Pennsylvania.
a city in SW Indiana.
a town in central Illinois.
Mount, a mountain in N New Hampshire, in the White Mountains: highest peak in the NE United States. 6293 feet (1918 meters).
Lake, a lake in W Washington, near Seattle. 20 miles (32 km) long.
a male given name.
Contemporary Examples

‘Scandal’ and ‘Styled by June’: Allison Samuels’s Prime-Time Saviors Allison Samuels April 22, 2012
Obama’s Nightmare: Reelected in 2012 but Republicans Take the Senate Thomas E. Cronin December 28, 2011
How Kathleen Sebelius Got Lucky Burdett Loomis March 3, 2009
No, Noah Gallagher Shannon, Your Plane Was Not Going to Crash Clive Irving May 31, 2013
Death of JFK Spawned an Industry That Thrived for Decades Richard Woodward November 23, 2013

Historical Examples

The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; Various
The Creed of the Old South 1865-1915 Basil L. Gildersleeve
Coniston, Complete Winston Churchill
Folkways William Graham Sumner
The Life of John Marshall (Volume 1 of 4) Albert J. Beveridge

a state of the northwestern US, on the Pacific: consists of the Coast Range and the Olympic Mountains in the west and the Columbia Plateau in the east. Capital: Olympia. Pop: 6 131 445 (2003 est). Area: 172 416 sq km (66 570 sq miles) Abbreviation Wash, (with zip code) WA
Also called Washington, DC. the capital of the US, coextensive with the District of Columbia and situated near the E coast on the Potomac River: site chosen by President Washington in 1790; contains the White House and the Capitol; a major educational and administrative centre. Pop: 563 384 (2003 est)
a town in Tyne and Wear: designated a new town in 1964. Pop: 53 388 (2001)
Mount Washington, a mountain in N New Hampshire, in the White Mountains: the highest peak in the northeast US; noted for extreme weather conditions. Height: 1917 m (6288 ft)
Lake Washington, a lake in W Washington, forming the E boundary of the city of Seattle: linked by canal with Puget Sound. Length: about 32 km (20 miles). Width: 6 km (4 miles)
Booker T(aliaferro). 1856–1915, US Black educationalist and writer
Denzil (ˈdɛnzəl). US film actor; his films include Glory (1990), Malcolm X (1992), The Hurricane (1999), and John Q. (2002)
George. 1732–99, US general and statesman; first president of the US (1789–97). He was appointed commander in chief of the Continental Army (1775) at the outbreak of the War of American Independence, which ended with his defeat of Cornwallis at Yorktown (1781). He presided over the convention at Philadelphia (1787) that formulated the constitution of the US and elected him president


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