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Po·well (pōəl), Anthony Dymoke 1905-2000.
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British writer best known for A Dance to the Music of Time (1951-1975), a cycle of 12 satirical novels.

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Pow·ell (pouəl), Adam Clayton, Jr. 1908-1972.
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American politician. A US representative from New York (1945-1967 and 1969-1971), he was an outspoken advocate of civil rights.

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Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902.
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American geologist and ethnologist who explored and mapped the Grand Canyon (1869 and 1871), directed the US Geological Survey (1881-1894), and classified many Native American languages.
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John Wesley Powell

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Powell, Lake
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A large reservoir of southern Utah and north-central Arizona formed by the Glen Canyon Dam (built 1964) on the Colorado River.

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Powell, Earl Known as "Bud." 1924-1966.
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American jazz pianist and composer who was a key figure in the bop movement.

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Powell, Lewis Franklin, Jr. 1907-1998.
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American jurist who served as an associate justice of the US Supreme Court (1972-1987).

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Powell, Colin Luther Born 1937.
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American general and politician who served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989-1993) and as secretary of state (2001-2005).

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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices

    Thousands of entries in the dictionary include etymologies that trace their origins back to reconstructed proto-languages. You can obtain more information about these forms in our online appendices:

    Indo-European Roots

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    The Indo-European appendix covers nearly half of the Indo-European roots that have left their mark on English words. A more complete treatment of Indo-European roots and the English words derived from them is available in our Dictionary of Indo-European Roots.

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