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wright (rīt)
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n.
One that constructs or repairs something. Often used in combination: a playwright; a shipwright.

[Middle English, from Old English wryhta; see werg- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

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Wright, Mary Kathryn Known as "Mickey." Born 1935.
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American golfer who had 82 career wins, including four US Women's Open titles (1958, 1959, 1961, and 1964) and four Ladies Professional Golf Association Championship titles (1958, 1960, 1961, and 1963).

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Wright, Richard Nathaniel 1908-1960.
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American author whose writing explores the oppression suffered by African Americans. His works include the novel Native Son (1940) and the autobiography Black Boy (1945).
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Richard Wright

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Wright, Joseph 1855-1930.
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British lexicographer and philologist who is best known for the six-volume The English Dialect Dictionary (1898-1905).

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Wright, Orville1871–1948.
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American aviation pioneer who with his brother Wilbur (1867–1912) invented the airplane. On December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, they made the first controlled, sustained flights in a powered heavier-than-air vehicle.
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Wilbur and Orville Wright

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Wright, James Arlington 1927-1980.
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American poet who won a Pulitzer Prize for his Collected Poems (1971).

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Wright, Frank Lloyd 1867-1959.
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American architect whose distinctive style, based on natural forms, had a great influence on the modern movement in architecture. His designs include private homes, the Johnson Wax Company Building in Racine, Wisconsin (1939), and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City (1959).

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Wright, Frances Known as "Fanny." 1795-1852.
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Scottish-born American reformer who lectured nationwide on women's rights, birth control, and public education and wrote Views of Society and Manners in America (1821).
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Fanny Wright
19th-century engraving

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Wright (rīt), Benjamin 1770-1842.
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American civil engineer who directed construction of the Erie Canal.

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Wright, Sewall Green 1889-1988.
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American biologist whose work in mathematical population genetics, especially the concept of genetic drift, was influential in the development of modern evolutionary biology.

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