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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Dinwiddie, Robert 1693-1770. Scottish-born British colonial administrator in Virginia. As lieutenant governor of the colony (1751-1758) he attempted unsuccessfully to secure the frontier regions against the encroachments of the French.

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  • The collision occurred during around 8: 15 A.M. Friday, Nov 20 in Dinwiddie County, about 40 miles south of Richmond.

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  • Carter [Earliest known born 1762 in Dinwiddie Co.,

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  • His masterpiece The Jade of Destiny, starring a lethal swordsman called Dinwiddie, can still be consumed in a single evening by anyone who has nothing better to do.

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  • Mr. Dinwiddie is about his Master's work, wherever he is; and you want to do the same.

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  • "Why is the last name Dinwiddie sound so familiar to me?"

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  • John W. Davis, who was Wilson’s solicitor general and in 1924 would be the Democrats’ presidential candidate, called Dinwiddie a “goggle-eyed, weasel-faced lobbyist.”

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  • In September Dinwiddie ordered a further reduction in the number of officers after the conscripts left on December 1.

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  • The new arrivals also delivered a string of messages from Dinwiddie, one of them appointing Washington to command the regiment with the rank of colonel; Muse became lieutenant colonel, and Adam Stephen major.

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  • He recommended that Dinwiddie send Stephen to those nations.

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