Pronunciation: (tom'sun), [key]
1. Elihu, 1853–1937, U.S. inventor, born in England.
2. Sir George Paget, 1892–1975, English physicist (son of Sir Joseph John): Nobel prize 1937.
3. James, 1700–48, English poet, born in Scotland.
4. James (“B.V.”), 1834–82, English poet.
5. John Arthur, 1861–1933, Scottish scientist and author.
6. Sir Joseph John, 1856–1940, English physicist: Nobel prize 1906.
7. Virgil, born 1896, U.S. composer and music critic.
8. Sir William. See Kelvin, 1st Baron.

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