Definitions

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  • proper n. A patronymic surname.

Etymologies

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Altered form by folk etymology of Thomas +‎ -son.

Examples

  • The play's title refers to a kind of dam, and eventually everyone but Brendan the bachelor barkeep Jon Townson has something uncanny to add.

    Theater review: 'The Weir' presented by Keegan Theatre

  • "Nonsense," says Townson, noting the 3,000 books published in Spanish on the civil war between 1975 and 1995 and the slew of TV documentaries, movies and newspaper articles that accompanied them.

    Spain and the lingering legacy of Franco

  • Nigel Townson, a British-born historian based in Madrid, says that the steady flow of revelations from the archives have shocked the Spanish, concluding that, with 50,000 killed even after the civil war had ended, Franco's rule amounts to "the most severe peacetime repression in any country in Europe, barring the Soviet Union".

    Spain and the lingering legacy of Franco

  • AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File He isn't loved passionately by any of the important factions in the Republican party, but he is acceptable to all of them.

    Minnesota's Dark Horse Catches Some Big Breaks

  • Winslow Townson/Associated Press Chauncey Billups The Knicks on Wednesday took their first step toward keeping the team's core together, announcing that point guard Chauncey Billups will be retained and not bought out of his contract by Friday's deadline.

    Billups Is Coming Back to Knicks Next Season

  • More photos and interactive graphics More than 430 homes were significantly damaged in Cullman, along with 63 businesses and eight churches, Mr. Townson said.

    South Settles Into Slow Rhythm of Recovery

  • "We've got to be patient," Mayor Max Townson said.

    South Settles Into Slow Rhythm of Recovery

  • "We're very proud of our downtown," said Mayor Max Townson .

    Town's Goal: Rebuild Historic Business District

  • Winslow Townson/Associated Press Ken Thompson, right, and Ray Morrison pushed along a seawall toward their house in Fairhaven.

    Weakened Irene Rakes Coast

  • Winslow Townson/Associated Press A tugboat crew tried to secure lines to a sailboat that broke loose from its mooring, was pushed under a bridge and snapped its mast Sunday in New Bedford, Mass.

    Weakened Irene Rakes Coast

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