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1. Compton (n.)

United States physicist noted for research on x-rays and gamma rays and nuclear energy; his observation that X-rays behave like miniature bowling balls in their interactions with electrons provided evidence for the quantal nature of light (1892-1962)

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2. Arthur (n.)

a legendary king of the Britons (possibly based on a historical figure in the 6th century but the story has been retold too many times to be sure); said to have led the Knights of the Round Table at Camelot

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3. Arthur (n.)

elected vice president and became 21st President of the United States when Garfield was assassinated (1830-1886)

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4. Holly (n.)

United States rock star (1936-1959)

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6. holly-leaved oak (n.)

evergreen oak of southern Europe having leaves somewhat resembling those of holly; yields a hard wood

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7. holly-leaved cherry (n.)

California evergreen wild plum with spiny leathery leaves and white flowers

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8. holly-leaf cherry (n.)

California evergreen wild plum with spiny leathery leaves and white flowers

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9. holly-leaves barberry (n.)

ornamental evergreen shrub of Pacific coast of North America having dark green pinnate leaves and racemes of yellow flowers followed by blue-black berries

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