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Definition of Thornton

  • American architect (1759-1828)

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TO FRANCIS THORNTON BARRETT, CHIEF LIBRARIAN, MITCHELL LIBRARY, GLASGOW, THIS LITTLE BOOK, WITH FRIENDLY GREETINGS, IS INSCRIBED.
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Guns and fishing-rods were suspended over the mantelpiece; powder-horns, shot-belts, and game-bags scattered about; a choice collection of flies for angling lay in one corner, whips and bridles in another, and a pile of books and papers,-Colonel Thornton's Tour, Daniel's Rural Sports, and a heap of Racing Calendars, occupied a third; Ponto and Carlo lay basking on the hearth-rug, and a famous little cocking spaniel, Flora by name, a conscious favourite, was generally stretched in state on an arm-chair.
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I mentioned that Abraham Thornton was said to have come to this country, 'and [I added] he may be living near us, for aught that I know.
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In travelling, the other day, I met with a reprint of the very interesting case of Thornton for murder, 1817.
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Over the Blue Ridge at Thornton Gap and to within five miles of Woodville, reaching Culpepper at three o'clock P.M., the 9th.
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We found it rather smaller than the O'Shanassy and I have named it the Thornton River.
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For Chinese legends regarding stars at the birth of Yu and Lao-tse, see Thornton, History of China, vol.
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Mr. Thornton bought an old plantation of a thousand acres only six years ago at a cost of six dollars an acre.
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About eight o'clock the following morning Percy might have been seen walking along the railroad which ran through Mr. Thornton's farm about two miles from Blairvile.
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As Percy turned in at Mr. Thornton's gate he saw a white man and two negroes working at the barn.
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May I ask what products you sell from your farm, Mr. Thornton?
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Mr. Thornton laughed heartily at this remark.
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Mr. Thornton requested that Percy remain for lunch in order that they might return to the field to let him see the soil acidity tests made.
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He has had as much actual farm experience as you have had, Mr. Thornton, and ten years more than I have had.
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However, the largest crop of corn ever grown, of which there is an established authentic record, was not raised in Illinois, but in the state of South Carolina, in the county of Marlborough, in the year 1898, by Z. J. Drake; and, according to the authentic report of the official committee that measured the land and saw the crop harvested and weighed, and awarded Drake a prize of five hundred dollars given by the Orange Judd Publishing Company,-according to this very creditable evidence, that acre of land yielded 239 bushels of thoroughly aid-dried corn; and such a crop, Mr. Thornton, would require as much carbon as the total amount contained in the air over an acre of land.
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For more than two hours they had been standing, leaning, or sitting in a field beside a shock of cowpea hay, Percy toying with his soil auger, and Mr. Thornton making records now and then in his pocket note book.
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PERCY took a lesson in turning the cream separator and after dinner Mrs. Thornton assured him that she and her sister were greatly disappointed that they had not been permitted to hear the discussion concerning the use of science on the farm.
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A liberal use of ground limestone and large use of clover may be sufficient to greatly improve your soil; but if I am permitted to separate Miss Russell and the Thorntons "-Mr.
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Thornton's hilarious "Ha, ha" cut Percy short.
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He crimsoned and the ladies smiled at each other with expressions that revealed nothing whatever. "Now let me finish," Percy continued, when Mr. Thornton had somewhat subsided.
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Examples of Thornton

Example #1
Cynics may ask, how many have profited by the innumerable proverbs and maxims of prudence which have been current in the world time out of mind?
Example #2
They will say that their only use is to repeat them after some unhappy wight has “gone wrong.
Example #3
Here, except when the owner was absent on a sporting expedition, which, between fishing, shooting, hunting, and racing, did, it must be confessed, happen pretty often; here his friends were sure to find a hearty welcome, a good beef-steak,-his old housekeeper was famous for cookery!-and as much excellent Port and super-excellent Madeira-Tom, like most of his school, eschewed claret and other thin potations-as their host could prevail on them to swallow.
Example #4
The dining-parlour, which might pass for his only sitting-room,-for the little dark den which he called his drawing-room was not entered three times a year; the dining-room was a small square room, coloured pea-green with a gold moulding, adorned with a series of four prints on shooting, and four on hunting, together with two or three portraits of eminent racers, riders, hunters, and grooms.
Example #5
I mentioned his throwing down his glove, which was not taken up by the brother of his victim, and so he had to be let off, for the old law was still in force.
Example #6
South Kensington, LONDON, S. W. April 7, 1887.