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Whitehead   /wˈaɪthˌɛd/  /hwˈaɪthˌɛd/   Listen

English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Bertrand Russell (1861-1947).  Synonym: Alfred North Whitehead.
A small whitish lump in the skin due to a clogged sebaceous gland.  Synonym: milium.

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"Whitehead" Quotes from Famous Books

... coffee, and calico to his customers at the munificent salary of twenty-four dollars a year. After I had gained a twelve-months' experience with Mr. Talbot my services began to be sought by, others, and a Mr. David Whitehead secured them by the offer of sixty dollars a year—Talbot refusing to increase my pay, but not objecting to my advancement. A few months later, before my year was up, another chance to increase my salary came about; ...
— Memoirs of Three Civil War Generals, Complete • U. S. Grant, W. T. Sherman, P. H. Sheridan

... Dodington's admirers and disciples was Paul Whitehead, a wild specimen of the poet, rake, satirist, dramatist, all in one; and what was quite in character, a Templar to boot. Paul—so named from being born on that Saint's day—wrote one or two pieces which brought him an ephemeral fame, such as the 'State Dunces,' and the 'Epistle to Dr. Thompson,' ...
— The Wits and Beaux of Society - Volume 2 • Grace & Philip Wharton

... in the welfare of those, who at the present time may be in circumstances not dissimilar to my own at my first entrance into life, has been the constant accompaniment, and (as it were) the under-song of all my feelings. Whitehead exerting the prerogative of his laureateship addressed to youthful poets a poetic Charge, which is perhaps the best, and certainly the most interesting, of his works. With no other privilege than that of sympathy and sincere good wishes, ...
— Biographia Literaria • Samuel Taylor Coleridge

... it is out from this coast that the dozen little islands lie. First, and partially across the mouth of the bay where the fishing fleet lies, is Long Island. Then comes High Duck, Low Duck, and Big Duck. Farther south there are Ross's, Whitehead, and Big Wood islands, not to mention spits, points, and ledges of rock innumerable and all ...
— The Harbor of Doubt • Frank Williams

Words linked to "Whitehead" :   milium, tegument, skin, cutis, philosopher, mathematician, blemish, defect, mar

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