• Acton
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Acton A stuffed jacket worn under the mail, or (later) a jacket plated with mail.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n acton A kind of quilted vest or tunic, made of taffeta or leather, worn under the habergeon or coat of mail to save the body from bruises, and sometimes worn alone like a buffcoat; in later times, a corselet or cuirass of plate-armor. See gambeson.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Acton ak′tun a stuffed leather jacket which used to be worn under a coat of mail.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. aketon, auqueton, F. hoqueton, a quilted jacket, fr. Sp. alcoton, algodon, cotton. Cf. Cotton
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. auqueton, through Sp. from Ar. al-qūtun.


In literature:

Dundonald having crossed Tugela engages Boers near Acton Homes.
"With the Naval Brigade in Natal (1899-1900)" by Charles Richard Newdigate Burne
Acton, Sir John, 427.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
The state has also placed monuments at Birch Coulie, Camp Release and Acton.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau
Dined with Acton; none but English.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
Ellis veiled Emily; Currer, Charlotte; Acton, Anne.
"Emily Brontë" by A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
Acton Homes, 157, 158.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
Such is not the case, however, with Lord Acton's library at Aldenham Park, near Bridgnorth.
"The Book-Collector" by William Carew Hazlitt
Could Acton possibly have said anything definite to start this unusual train of thought, the grandmother speculated.
"The Beloved Woman" by Kathleen Norris
He found every page of Acton packed with thought, every essay richly freighted with ideas.
"War Letters of a Public-School Boy" by Henry Paul Mainwaring Jones
Nasmyth sat still after Acton left him.
"The Greater Power" by Harold Bindloss

In poetry:

Yet was his helmet hack'd and hew'd,
His acton pierced and tore,
His axe and his dagger with blood inbrued,—
But it was not English gore.
"The Eve of St. John" by Sir Walter Scott

In news:

Walpole could stand in Acton-Boxboro's way.
Graveside services for Kim Acton , 66, will be 2 pm Monday, Dec 10, 2012, in the Ponca City IOOF Cemetery with Pastor Mark Lyon, minister of Community Christian Church officiating.
The county Board of Supervisors today approved water rate hikes that will cost Malibu and Topanga residents nearly 30 percent more over the next five years and also bump up monthly bills in Marina del Rey, Acton and Val Verde.
Residents of Val Verde and Acton who get their water from the public water utility will be paying more for it in 2013 and beyond, if the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approves a new rate plan Tuesday.
Acton Baptist Church will host a meal on Thanksgiving Day from 11 am to 2 pm People can eat in, take out or request delivery.
Lori Acton sits with a group of preschool children outside of an orphanage, as they go through flash cards to study the alphabet.
Dakota War Battle of Acton topic of presentation.
Acton -Boxborough 1, Walpole 0.
Strong defense on corners and one smart play lead to victory for Acton -Boxborough field hockey last night.
Incumbent state Rep Cory Atkins , D-Concord, cruised to victory in the 14th Middlesex District, which includes Concord, Acton, Carlisle and Chelmsford, defeating Republican Michael Benn with 66 percent of the vote.
Acton Baptist Church will host a meal on Thanksgiving Day from 11 am to 2 pm People can eat in, take out or request delivery.
A proposal to bring fresh, healthy, locally produced food to San Francisco school kids ran into a roadblock when the losing bidder on the deal filed a protest, forcing the School Board to delay acton on the contract.
Town of Acton's near brush with gridiron fame.
Music at Acton hosts the Centenary College Choir in concert tonight at 7 pm in the sanctuary of Acton United Methodist Church, 3433 Fall Creek Highway.
Connie was a schoolteacher with the Acton School System for 22 years before retiring in 1981.

In science:

We restricted ourselves to the case where the group acton is discrete and the configuration space is continuous.
Integrated density of states for ergodic random Schr\"odinger operators on manifolds
The data analyzed here were obtained with the FCS (Acton et al. 1980) and are discussed in detail in earlier papers (Schmelz et al. 1997; Saba et al. 1999).
The Transparency of Solar Coronal Active Regions
Following Acton (1978), τ ∝ f Ai (T ) λ, where f is the oscillator strength, Ai is the ionization fraction (which is a function of temperature), and λ is the wavelength.
The Transparency of Solar Coronal Active Regions
For the acton of σ on Π see Satake-diagrams [VO].
Manin triples of real simple Lie algebras. Part 2
These and other solar X-ray observations were reviewed by Culhane and Acton (1974).
Atomic Data for X-ray Astrophysics