John Mercer


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n John Mercer British maker of printed calico cloth who invented mercerizing (1791-1866)
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In literature:

Up rose Master John Stokton, the mercer.
"The Last Of The Barons, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
John Mercer Patton (1797-1858), Lieutenant-Governor and acting Governor (1841), was son of Robert Patton who emigrated from Scotland.
"Scotland's Mark on America" by George Fraser Black
Its builder was a Mr John Rudyerd, a silk mercer of London.
"The Lighthouse" by R.M. Ballantyne
Discovered by John Mercer in 1844.
"Vegetable Dyes" by Ethel M. Mairet
It was in Bow parish, Maitland thinks, that John Hare, the rich mercer, lived, at the sign of the "Crown," in the reign of Henry VIII.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
He deputed to that office John Rudyerd, a silk-mercer who kept a shop on Ludgate Hill.
"Smeaton and Lighthouses" by John Smeaton
June 19, John Ashbridge to Sarah Mercer.
"Toronto of Old" by Henry Scadding
Possibly it was the latter, and the unexpected occurrence may have been the arrival in Stafford County of young John Mercer.
"The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia" by C. Malcolm Watkins

In news:

John Munson/The Star-Ledger Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer) has introduced a measure that would decriminalize marijuana possession.
AP Photo/ John David Mercer.
Mercer Island students excel at Johns Hopkins.
According to the Greek war god Ares (John Mercer), "Gods don't make fart jokes".
Photo by John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports.
( John David Mercer-US PRESSWIRE, US PRESSWIRE / November 10, 2012 ).
John Mercer Jeffries died Thursday, March 1, 2012, at Kent General Hospital in Dover, DE after a long illness.
THE LIBERTINE Directed by Laurene Dunmore Starring Johnny Depp, Samantha Morton and John Malkovich Playing a limited, one-week engagement at the Angelika beginning November 25 18 W Houston between Broadway and Mercer (212-995-2000.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO John Mercer's house in 1882 shows a pilot's lookout perch on the roof.
(John David Mercer/mobile Press-register Via Associated Press).
John David Mercer/US PresswireThe New Orleans Saints defense pressured Eagles' QB Michael Vick throughout the game Monday.
Officials from Mercer University and the John S and James L Knight Foundation announce their initiative in the lobby of a new student loft building.
(Photo: John David Mercer, US Presswire).
( John David Mercer-US PRESSWIRE / November 5 , 2012 ).
John David Mercer/US Presswire The New Orleans Saints are awaiting what is expected to be severe punishment for an elaborate system which rewarded players for big hits installed by coaches over the last few seasons.

In science:

Black, Ezra; Jelinek, Fred; Lafferty, John D.; Magerman David M.; Mercer, Robert L.; and Roukos, Salim (1992a). “Towards history-based grammars: Using richer models for probabilistic parsing.” Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Harriman, New York.
Review of Charniak's "Statistical Language Learning"
Black, Ezra; Jelinek, Fred; Lafferty, John D.; Mercer, Robert L.; and Roukos, Salim (1992b). “Decision tree models applied to the labeling of text with parts of speech.” Speech and Natural Language: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Harriman, New York.
Review of Charniak's "Statistical Language Learning"