from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Townshend, Charles 1725-1767. British politician who as Chancellor of the Exchequer (1766) and acting prime minister sponsored the Townshend Acts (1767), which levied duties on many items imported to the American colonies. Strong resistance to the acts led to the repeal of all the duties, except for the tax on tea.
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- proper n. A surname.
- proper n. Any one of a number of municipalities in anglophone areas.
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TOWNSHEND - Lelah (Rhoades) Monette Boomer, 98, died Jan. 19, 2009, at West River Valley Assisted Living in Townshend.
Townshend is wonderfully articulate, and the interview alone is worth the price of the rental.
It's possible that Townshend is just jerking us around, but for the time being I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt.
The Who's Pete Townshend is being investigated for viewing child pornography on the internet.
The ascription of this and the following poem to Townshend is to some extent conjectural.
The new measures of taxation were known as the Townshend Acts:
The Townshend Acts. \% -- If the people thought this declaration had no meaning, they were much mistaken, for next year (1767) Parliament passed what have since been called the Townshend Acts. There were three of them.
Charles Townshend, then minister of finance, persuaded Parliament to pass several laws since known as the Townshend Acts. One of these forbade the legislature of New York to pass any more laws until it had made provision for the royal troops quartered in New York city.
Even the message of 2112 is hopelessly inane, grasping for some kind of Townshend-esque answer to the meaning of life.
I inclose you M 'Townshend's let - ters to his father & sister to help you in this matter.
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