Definitions

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  • proper n. A patronymic surname.

Etymologies

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From Hick +‎ -son.

Examples

  • He has been sent to us from the tender, and has entered under the name Higson, and says he is an Englishman, though he is evidently Irish by his tongue, and the cut of his features and general appearance from head to foot.

    The Heir of Kilfinnan A Tale of the Shore and Ocean

  • "Higson," he said, "I have resolved to go on shore myself, and demand the release of the prisoners.

    The Three Lieutenants

  • Then there are mature "kids'" films like Let Me In, and a history of horror presented by Charlie Higson.

    This week's new film events

  • Tim Minchin, Charlie Higson and Michael Moore all feature, but it is probably the people you've not heard of who are behind the most intriguing events, with talks on wearing the England football shirt, class, and running the economy all on offer.

    This week's new events

  • © Charlie Higson, October 2011Charlie Higson was on the judging panel for the inaugural GameCity prize, a new arts award for video games.

    Will computer games kill off the novel?

  • Royal Mail's head of operations, Mark Higson, said the organisation was "delighted" with the response.

    Royal Mail inundated with Christmas job applications

  • The award-winning children's section is the venue for talks from best-selling authors such as Charlie Higson and Jacqueline Wilson, and hosts Charlie and Lola parties complete with pink milk and Jammie Dodgers.

    Independent Bookshops in East England

  • Gunnersbury Park, W5Kings Place Festival, London, Thu to 11 SepFrom baroque and folk sounds to comedy, dance and cupcakes, plus Charlie Higson on horror writing.

    This week's new events

  • Verily, for the like of Yentob and Higson, it has become their BBC.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • The Enemy, published last year, marked a new departure for Higson into horror writing for teenagers, with a tale of teenagers defending themselves against a zombified adult world.

    Charlie Higson's top 10 horror books

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