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

  • Tilden, Samuel Jones 1814-1886. American politician. The Democratic presidential nominee in 1876, he won the popular election but lost the presidency in an electoral college controversy that was settled by a Senate committee in favor of Rutherford B. Hayes.
  • Tilden, William Tatem, Jr. Known as "Big Bill.” 1893-1953. American tennis player who dominated the sport in the 1920s, winning the U.S. men's singles championship seven times (1920-1925 and 1929) and the Wimbledon championship three times (1920, 1921 and 1930).

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  • n. United States tennis player who dominated men's tennis in the 1920s (1893-1953)


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  • Even at that, except for historians, those today who have ANY acquaintance with the name Tilden are few and far between.


  • In my junior year of high school I purchased a POW/MIA bracelet with the name Tilden Holley.

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  • Instead of going farther northward, we turned our course westward for the town of Tilden, which is only eight miles west of Snow Hill.

    Twenty-five years in the Black Belt,

  • "Tilden-" Kethry began, but he hushed her rather fiercely.


  • From the awning outside the Tilden Mansion at 15 Gramercy Park South to the crystal chandeliers inside, almost everything at the club at has been cleaned, refurbished or replaced—in many cases for the first time in decades.

    Historic Club Cleans House

  • Because Tilden believes a commodity can create a community, he uses about 80 percent organic flours and sells his loaves at a price he hopes more people can afford: around $4 to $5 a loaf.

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  • (Tilden also works with the grow-your-own educational group BK Farmyards when he can.)

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  • Matthew Tilden — the man behind the ridiculously rustic Scratchbread, each craggy, densely delicious loaf tied with a bit of twine — bubbles over like just-fed sourdough starter when asked about his approach to food.

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  • Mr. Tilden, 51, will remain president of the nation's seventh-largest airline following the succession.

    Alaska Air CEO to Step Down

  • Mr. Tilden, who was named to the post in 2008, joined Alaska Airlines in 1991.

    Alaska Air CEO to Step Down


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