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

  • Watt, James 1736-1819. British engineer and inventor who made fundamental improvements in the steam engine, resulting in the modern high-pressure steam engine (patented 1769).

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  • proper n. An English and Scottish surname derived from the given name Wat.


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  • One in the 400-450 Watt would more than suffice. if you're going to be adding a power hungry video card later, think 500 Watt+. posted on Wed Mar 25, 2009 4: 09 pm

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  • They lose a half-dozen senior contributors, but 6-foot-10 junior-to-be Mitchell Watt is a budding talent who should really come on as the featured scorer next season.

    Mid-American Conference

  • It's part reference guide and part commentary, and all written in Watt-Evans 'humorous style.

    September 2008

  • This is a fellow known as Egg (Kevin Watt), who has the hard, tensed body of a man trained for combat, and who sees the 7/7 bombings as the opening salvo in a war at home.

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  • “This bill has nothing to do with that,” said Rep. Melvin Watt, D-N. C., speaking of the Miller bill, which he cosponsored.

    In Spite of Industry Screams, New Bankruptcy Bills Proceeding | Impact Lab

  • La Watt is correct about my views on excessive Council housing though ..

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  • Jaime Watt is Chair of Navigator Limited, a Toronto-based consulting firm that specializes in the measurement, evaluation and movement of public opinion, corporate and communications strategy and public-policy development.

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  • Rep. Melvin Watt (D-N. C.), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, was less forgiving.

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  • O'Reilly OPG web producer, Justin Watt, successfully defended himself against a laughable cease-and-desist sent to him from a creepy outfit called Exodus International, which promises to help gay people obtain “freedom from homosexuality through the power of Jesus Christ.”

    - Boing Boing

  • Or does that mean if my sons, because they look like whereupon she was interrupted by Representative Melvin Watt, Democrat of North Carolina.


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