Thomas

Definitions

  • Thomas Berthelet's Device
    Thomas Berthelet's Device
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Thomas the Apostle who would not believe the resurrection of Jesus until he saw Jesus with his own eyes
    • n Thomas Welsh poet (1914-1953)
    • n Thomas a radio broadcast journalist during World War I and World War II noted for his nightly new broadcast (1892-1981)
    • n Thomas United States socialist who was a candidate for president six times (1884-1968)
    • n Thomas United States clockmaker who introduced mass production (1785-1859)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

JOHN THOMAS BASKERVILLE JOHN THOMAS BASKERVILLE
Thomas R. Lounsbury Thomas R. Lounsbury
Thomas Hearne M.A. of Edmund Hall Oxon Thomas Hearne M.A. of Edmund Hall Oxon
Thomas Grenville. After a Portrait by Hoppner Thomas Grenville. After a Portrait by Hoppner
UNCLE THOMAS UNCLE THOMAS
"Thomas John next instant was sitting on the floor." "Thomas John next instant was sitting on the floor."
Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson
The conspirators come for Thomas The conspirators come for Thomas

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark
    • Thomas To beg on St. Thomas' s Day, Dec. 31. This is still done in some parts of England by villagers, who go about in procession begging money for the Christmas revels, especially in the district of Almondsbury and Huddersfield: as, to go about Thomasing.
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Quotations

  • Stephen B. Leacock
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    “What we call creative work, ought not to be called work at all, because it isn't. I imagine that Thomas Edison never did a day's work in his last fifty years.”
  • John Adams
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    “Thomas Jefferson -- still surv”
  • Newt Gingrich
    Newt Gingrich
    “If Thomas Edison invented electric light today, Dan Rather would report it on CBS News as, Candle making industry threatened.”
  • Rush Limbaugh
    Rush Limbaugh
    “If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how it is with representation.”

Idioms

Doubting Thomas - A Doubting Thomas is someone who only believes what they see themselves, not what they are told.
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Usage

In literature:

It happens that young Thomas Jefferson himself was just such a lawyer.
"Patrick Henry" by Moses Coit Tyler
Handel and Haydn Society, Boston, organized with Thomas S. Webb as President.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
Thomas Manners was created by Henry VIII.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Knapp and Whipple both saw Thomas Gilbert a little before noon yesterday.
"The Million-Dollar Suitcase" by Alice MacGowan
Sir Thomas Gates found the colony in a pitiable condition.
"Virginia under the Stuarts 1607-1688" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
If ever the world was an oyster for a youth the world of Harvey and the fullness thereof was an oyster to Thomas Van Dorn.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
Sir Thomas, poor Sir Thomas, a parent, and conscious of errors in his own conduct as a parent, was the longest to suffer.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
Thomas Jefferson will not be fully vindicated until this government rests upon the consent of all the governed.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
Between Middle and Oromocto islands were Thomas Christie, Elisha Nevers, Jedediah Stickney, Stephen Peabody, Capt.
"Glimpses of the Past" by W. O. Raymond
Sir Thomas Armstrong was deep in the scheme.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
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In poetry:

Lord Thomas said a word in jest,
Fair Annet took it ill:
"A, I will nevir wed a wife
Against my ain friend's will."
"Lord Thomas And Fair Annet" by Andrew Lang
Mister Thomas too was troubled
With choosing on that night,
Betwixt staying with his mother
And joining in the fight.
"The Deliverance" by Frances Ellen Watkins
"I was thinking, dearest Thomas,
'Twould break my very heart
If a fierce and dreadful battle
Should tear our lives apart."
"The Deliverance" by Frances Ellen Watkins
Then I saw old Mistus tremble;
She gasped and held her breath;
And she looked on Mister Thomas
With a face as pale as death.
"The Deliverance" by Frances Ellen Watkins
True Thomas rose, with harp in hand,
When as the feast was done:
(In minstrel strife, in Fairy Land,
The elfin harp he won).
"Thomas the Rhymer" by Sir Walter Scott
Soem said to hill, and some to glen,
Their wondrous course had been;
But ne'er in haunts of living men
Again was Thomas seen.
"Thomas the Rhymer" by Sir Walter Scott

In news:

Cody Simpson and Leon Thomas.
4121 E Thomas Road Phoenix, AZ 85018.
Photo by Thomas Patterson/Statesman Journal.
A memorial for Kelly Thomas, the 37-year-old homeless man who died in July after he was beaten by Fullerton police.
A profile of Barbarian Comics in Wheaton by Thomas Heath.
Thomas and James Wu of Barbarian comic shop in Wheaton, Md.
Listen back to an interview with Thomas Hampson from 2006.
Jill Pasternak spoke with baritone Thomas Hampson in 2006 when he was in Philadelphia on tour with his latest project with the Library of Congress: The American Songbook.
New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli on Tuesday branded as " baseless " a Chevron Corp.
Thomas' first night on Camp Bastion was Friday, Sept 14.
Judith Wright Poetry Prize, the Thomas Shapcott Prize, and the Anne Elder Award.
The Revd Thomas Bayes was born in 1702.
Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas discusses returning for senior year.
Why did Thomas Schaller leave out.
A Philadelphia B&B straight out of Thomas Kinkade.
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In science:

It is seen that at c = 0 there is no coherence: the probabilities are consistent with a Porter-Thomas law.
Spectroscopy with random and displaced random ensembles
This surface region gives a logarithmic correction to the Thomas-Fermi energy (24), of the form E /N ∼ N −2/5 ln N .
Helium nanodroplets and trapped Bose-Einstein condensates as prototypes of finite quantum fluids
Thomas, Positive Forms on Nuclear *-Algebras and their Integral Representation, Can. J.
An Algebraic Formulation of Quantum Decoherence
Edited by Ingrid Bauer, Fabrizio Catanese, Yujiro Kawamata, Thomas Peternell and Yum-Tong Siu.
The Alternating Group of degree 6 in Geometry of the Leech Lattice and K3 Surfaces
This solution represents the discrete version for the Thomas-Fermi approximation .
From the superfluid to the Mott regime and back: triggering a non-trivial dynamics in an array of coupled condensates
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