Scott

[ US /ˈskɑt/ ]
NOUN
  1. English explorer who reached the South Pole just a month after Amundsen; he and his party died on the return journey (1868-1912)
  2. United States slave who sued for liberty after living in a non-slave state; caused the Supreme Court to declare the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional (1795?-1858)
  3. United States general who was a hero of the War of 1812 and who defeated Santa Anna in the Mexican War (1786-1866)
  4. award-winning United States film actor (1928-1999)
  5. British author of historical novels and ballads (1771-1832)
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How To Use Scott In A Sentence

  • Burke's execution was witnessed by the novelist Sir Walter Scott, who sympathized with the general opinion that both men's wives had served as accomplices, and that the anatomists had been accessories to the murders.
  • We've seen how things turned out for Scotland's national football manager; matters are organised no differently in the more modest context that is Scottish shinty.
  • Even the normal Perigordine fare of duck la gras and truffles washed down with red wine and pastis has yielded in favour of Scottish food and drink in celebration of the Auld Alliance.
  • This is not by any means the only instance of financial incompetence on the part of our various Scottish ancestors, nor indeed of the tendency to resort to violence, and those patterns offer surprisingly little reassurance from the genetic standpoint. Archive 2009-03-01
  • The threatened uniform typically consists of a khaki military tunic with trousers, though in Scottish regiments the trousers are usually tartan or replaced by a kilt.
  • An odd hairy quadruped is upsetting residents of Scott Town, Jamaica, again. Archive 2008-06-01
  • I hit the water and surfaced, looking back to see Scott pointing west.
  • His life was one of varied and significant achievements - an advocate at the Scottish bar, a sound if impatient and pugnacious judge of the Court of Session, and a politically active Whig.
  • There are only a couple of days left in Graeme's Fantasy Book Review's Giveaway for one of three copies of Orson Scott Card's new release, Hidden Empire. Book Contest Links ... more than a few
  • Mrs Scott went across as a minuscule Great Lady - they should have seen Mrs Van L as she set off this morning! THE QUEST FOR K
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