Definitions

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

  • Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Storrow 1823-1911. American writer and soldier who led the first Black regiment in the Union Army (1862-1864). He wrote many biographies, including volumes on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and John Greenleaf Whittier (both 1902), and edited the poetry of Emily Dickinson.

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  • proper n. A patronymic surname.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. United States writer and soldier who led the first Black regiment in the Union Army (1823-1911)

Etymologies

From Higgin +‎ -son. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Captain Higginson clamoured wildly for an injunction.

    Chun Ah Chun

  • But Ah Chun's word went forth, as a whisper, and Captain Higginson forgot his rear-admiralship and his high family and took to wife three hundred thousand dollars and a refined and cultured girl who was one thirty-second Polynesian, one-sixteenth Italian, one - sixteenth Portuguese, eleven thirty-seconds English and Yankee, and one-half Chinese.

    Chun Ah Chun

  • Higginson is scheduled to earn $11 million next season, and $8.5 million in 2004 and 2005, but is willing to defer any money needed to get out.

    USATODAY.com - Smoltz bears down, challenges Bonds

  • … Tigers outfielder Bobby Higginson is pleading to be traded and would love for manager Luis Pujols to be fired.

    USATODAY.com - Smoltz bears down, challenges Bonds

  • The problem is, Higginson is Detroit's best all-around hitter and one of its best run producers.

    USATODAY.com - American League Central

  • Detroit's Bobby Higginson is now looking at a post-All-Star break return. ...

    USATODAY.com - Tip sheet

  • Higginson is 6-for-6 in the first two games of the series.

    American League Baseball - Angels vs. Tigers

  • But Ah Chun's word went forth, as a whisper, and Captain Higginson forgot his rear-admiralship and his high family and took to wife three hundred thousand dollars and a refined and cultured girl who was one thirty-second Polynesian, one-sixteenth Italian, one-sixteenth

    Chun Ah Chun

  • That will fetch that Captain Higginson and his high family along with him.

    Chun Ah Chun

  • Captain Higginson clamored wildly for an injunction.

    Chun Ah Chun

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