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Tennessee British & World English

A river in the south-eastern US, flowing some 1,400 km (875 miles) in a great loop, generally westwards through Tennessee and Alabama, then northwards to re-enter Tennessee, joining the Ohio River in western Kentucky

Williams, Tennessee British & World English

(1911–83), American dramatist; born Thomas Lanier Williams. He achieved success with The Glass Menagerie (1944) and A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), which deal with the tragedy of vulnerable heroines living in fragile fantasy worlds shattered by brutal reality. Other notable works: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955) and The Night of the Iguana (1961)

Ford, Tennessee Ernie British & World English

(1919–91), US country singer and songwriter. His notable songs include “Mule Train” (1949) and “Sixteen Tons” (1955). Country Music Hall of Fame (1990)

Tennessee Walking Horse British & World English

A powerful riding horse of a breed with a characteristic fast walking pace

Tennessee Valley Authority British & World English

An independent federal government agency in the US, created in 1933 as part of the New Deal proposals. Responsible for the development of the whole Tennessee River basin, it provides one of the world’s greatest irrigation and hydroelectric power systems

Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway in Tombigbee River British & World English

A river that flows for 400 miles (640 km) from northeastern Mississippi through western Alabama, to the Alabama River. In the 1980s, the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway connected it with the Tennessee River