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

  • Vinson, Frederick Moore 1890-1953. American jurist who served as the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1946-1953).

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  • n. United States jurist who served as chief justice of the Supreme Court (1890-1953)

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Examples

  • The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is slated to arrive Friday with 19 helicopters.

    Chaos in Haiti as rescue teams arrive

  • Yet, playing by those rules, Kwan still has won seven national championships in a row, and eight overall, and should she win her ninth here Saturday, she will be tied with a legend from early in the previous century — Maribel Vinson from the '20s and' 30s — for the most U. S titles ever won by a singles skater.

    USATODAY.com - Kwan favored for still another U.S. title

  • "I liked the name Vinson," she said through a translator.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • I'm going to be in Beaumont on the fifth floor and I'm having all our police vehicles put inside the Vinson, which is a military cargo shi, as I said, so that hopefully when the storm subsides and we can get out, we can get some of our vehicles back on the road again.

    CNN Transcript Sep 22, 2005

  • FRAZIER: Admiral Smith, in fact, is named not Vincent, but Vinson, which is a very proud name in the Navy, isn't it?

    CNN Transcript Apr 14, 2001

  • He called Vinson's ruling "a big victory for states' rights, the U.S. Constitution and market-based health care reform."

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA, an influential national advocacy group that pushed for the healthcare overhaul, called Vinson's decision an example of "radical judicial activism run amok" and predicted it would be reversed on appeal.

    chicagotribune.com - News

  • Dougherty County Administrator Richard Crowdis calls Vinson a true hero and says he hopes the award brings some comfort or blessing to his family.

    WTVM - 1- WTVM Home

  • The Vinson is a mammoth ship: over 300 meters long (1,092 feet), 24 storys high and

    Free Internet Press

  • COOPER: You actually performed surgery today on the USS Carl Vinson which is just incredible.

    CNN Transcript Jan 18, 2010

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