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

  • Simpson, Sir James Young 1811-1870. Scottish physician who pioneered the use of ether and chloroform in obstetrics (1847).
  • Simpson, O(renthal) J(ames) Born 1947. American athlete who was the first professional football player to rush more than 2,000 yards in a season. He was acquitted of the 1994 murders of his ex-wife and her friend in a highly publicized trial.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A Scottish and northern English patronymic surname derived from Sim, the short form of Simon.
  • proper n. An English habitational surname for someone who lived in either of several places in Devon.

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

  • n. Scottish obstetrician and surgeon who pioneered in the use of ether and discovered the anesthetic effects of chloroform (1811-1870)
  • n. United States divorcee whose marriage to Edward VIII created a constitutional crisis leading to his abdication

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