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shaw1 British & World English

The parts of a potato plant that appear above the ground

shaw2 British & World English

A small group of trees; a thicket

Shaw New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, George Bernard (1856–1950), Irish writer

Shaw, George Bernard British & World English

(1856–1950), Irish dramatist and writer. His best-known plays combine comedy with a questioning of conventional morality and thought; they include Man and Superman (1903), Pygmalion (1913), and St Joan (1923). A socialist, he became an active member of the Fabian Society. Nobel Prize for Literature (1925)

Shaw, Irwin British & World English

(1913–84), US writer. He wrote the novels The Young Lions (1948), Rich Man, Poor Man (1970), and Acceptable Losses (1982)

Artie Shaw in Rich, Buddy British & World English

(1917–87), American jazz drummer and bandleader; born Bernard Rich. He played for bandleaders such as Artie Shaw and Tommy Dorsey, and formed his own band in 1946

Wilson, Teddy British & World English

(1912–86), US jazz pianist; full name Theodore Shaw Wilson. He played with Benny Goodman and Gene Krupa in the 1930s, the first black musician to join a major white band, and later led his own bands

Theodore Shaw Wilson in Wilson, Teddy British & World English

(1912–86), US jazz pianist; full name Theodore Shaw Wilson. He played with Benny Goodman and Gene Krupa in the 1930s, the first black musician to join a major white band, and later led his own bands


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