What is Townsend?

  • (noun): United States social reformer who proposed an old-age pension sponsored by the federal government; his plan was a precursor to Social Security (1867-1960).
    Synonyms: Francis Everett Townsend

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Chris Valagao - Zimmers Hole and Devin Townsend
... Also during his career, Valagao has performed backing vocals on almost all of Devin Townsend's and Strapping Young Lad's albums ...
Townsend, Virginia
... Townsend is an unincorporated community in Northampton County, Virginia, United States. ...
Solomon Townsend - Biography - Naval Commission
... Franklin commissioned Townsend into the Continental Navy and helped him secure passage back to America on the Frigate USS Providence (1775) under the command of ... Franklin provided Townsend with the following letter of safe passage “Passey, near Paris, June 27, 1778 ... I certify to whom it may concern, that Captain Solomon Townsend, of New York, mariner, hath this day appeared voluntarily before me and taken the oath of allegiance to the United Status of ...
St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Port Townsend, Washington)
... Church is a Gothic Revival church in Port Townsend, Washington ... It is included in Port Townsend Historic District which was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977 ...
Lying Jim Townsend
... James William Emery Townsend (1838-1900), more commonly known as Lying Jim, was the original of Bret Harte’s “Truthful James,” the source of Mark Twain’s Jumping Frog story, and much more ... According to The Western Literature Association, Townsend “was one of the most talented and notorious liars of the Comstock, no small accomplishment ... Some of his journalism has been collected, but more needs to be known about Townsend and his literary prevarications.” He was a member of the Sagebrush School of writers ...

Famous quotes containing the word townsend:

    Dizzily down the abyss he wheels—
    So fell Darius. Upon his crown,
    In the midst of the barn-yard he came down,
    In a wonderful whirl of tangled strings,
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    —John Townsend Trowbridge (1827–1916)

    We are two travelers, Roger and I.
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    There are some women ... in whom conscience is so strongly developed that it leaves little room for anything else. Love is scarcely felt before duty rushes to encase it, anger impossible because one must always be calm and see both sides, pity evaporates in expedients, even grief is felt as a sort of bruised sense of injury, a resentment that one should have grief forced upon one when one has always acted for the best.
    —Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893–1978)