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  1. Jack Rus·sell
    IPA[ˌjak ˈrəsl]
  2. noun

    • 1. a terrier of a small working breed with short legs.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: Jack Russell, plural noun: Jack Russells

    • 3rd Earl Russell (1872–1970), British philosopher, mathematician, and social reformer; full name Bertrand Arthur William Russell. In Principia Mathematica (1910–13) he and A. N. Whitehead attempted to express all of mathematics in formal logic terms. He expounded logical atomism in Our Knowledge of the External World (1914) and neutral monism in The Analysis of Mind (1921). Nobel Prize for Literature (1950).
    • (born 1934), US basketball player and coach; full name William Felton Russell. A center, he played for the Boston Celtics 1956–69 and also coached them from 1966, becoming the first African-American head coach in the NBA. He coached the Seattle Supersonics 1973–77 and the Sacramento Kings 1987–88. Basketball Hall of Fame (1974).
    • 1st Earl Russell (1792–1878), British statesman; prime minister 1846–52 and 1865–66.
    • (1927–2011), English movie director; born Henry Kenneth Alfred Russell. Characterized by extravagant and extreme imagery, his movies, such as Women in Love (1969), have often attracted controversy for their depiction of sex and violence.
    • an association of UK universities regarded as having the highest academic standards.
    • noun

      a terrier of a small working breed with short legs.
    • 1st Earl Russell (1792–1878), British Whig statesman, prime minister 1846–52 and 1865–6. He was responsible for introducing the Reform Bill of 1832 into Parliament and resigned his second premiership when his attempt to extend the franchise further was unsuccessful.
    • (1927–2011), English film director; full name Henry Kenneth Alfred Russell. Characterized by extravagant and extreme imagery, his films, for example Women in Love (1969), have often attracted controversy for their depiction of sex and violence.
    • 3rd Earl Russell (1872–1970), British philosopher, mathematician, and social reformer; full name Bertrand Arthur William Russell. In Principia Mathematica (1910–13) he and A. N. Whitehead attempted to express all of mathematics in formal logic terms. He expounded logical atomism in Our Knowledge of the External World (1914) and neutral monism in The Analysis of Mind (1921). A conscientious objector during the First World War, he also campaigned for women's suffrage and against nuclear arms. Nobel Prize for Literature (1950).
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