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  1. Narayanan, K. R.

    • (1920–2005), Indian statesman, president 1997–2002; full name Kocheril Raman Narayanan. A member of the Congress party, Narayanan served as vice president 1992–7.
    • (1895–1983), American designer and architect; full name Richard Buckminster Fuller. He is best known for his invention of the geodesic dome and for his ideals of using the world's resources with maximum purpose and least waste.
    • (1825–94), Scottish author; full name Robert Michael Ballantyne. He wrote acclaimed adventure stories, such as The Coral Island (1858).
    • the months with R in their names (September to April), considered to be the season for eating oysters
    • abbreviation

      free on rail.
    • (1825–1900), English novelist and poet; full name Richard Doddridge Blackmore. He is known for his romantic novel Lorna Doone (1869), set on 17th-century Exmoor.
    • (1890–1960), English linguist; full name John Rupert Firth. Firth was noted for his contributions to linguistic semantics and prosodic phonology and for his insistence on studying both speech sounds and words in context. He was a major influence on the development of systemic grammar.
    • abbreviation

      root mean square.
    • (1862–1936), English scholar and writer of ghost stories; full name Montague Rhodes James. He is noted for eerie tales collected in such volumes as Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1904).
    • (1892–1973), British novelist and literary scholar, born in South Africa; full name John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. He is known for The Hobbit (1937) and The Lord of the Rings (1954–55), fantasy adventures set in Middle Earth.
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