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  1. Tay·lor
    • 1. a city in southeastern Michigan, southwest of Detroit; population 60,619 (est. 2008).

    • noun

      an infinite sum giving the value of a function f(z) in the neighborhood of a point a in terms of the derivatives of the function evaluated at a.
    • (1932–2011), US actress, born in England. Notable movies include National Velvet (1944), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), Butterfield 8 (1960), Cleopatra (1963), and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966).
    • (1784–1850), 12th president of the US. 1849–50. Long in the military 1808–49, he became a national hero after his victories in the war with Mexico 1846–48. He negotiated the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty of 1850 with Great Britain that stated that any canal built in Central America would be under the joint control of Great Britain and the US. As the last Whig president, he came into conflict with Congress over his desire to admit California to the Union as a free state (without slavery) and died before the problem was resolved.
    • (born 1959), US football player. A linebacker for the New York Giants 1981–93, he was voted the NFL's most valuable player in 1986. He played in ten Pro Bowl games. Football Hall of Fame (1999).
    • (born 1948) US pop singer and songwriter. His hit songs include “You've Got a Friend” and “Fire and Rain”. His albums include Sweet Baby James and Hourglass (1997).
    • (1784–1850), American Whig statesman, 12th president of the US 1849–50. He became a national hero after his victories in the war with Mexico (1846–8).
    • (1613–67), English Anglican churchman and writer. Chaplain to Charles I during the English Civil War, he is now remembered chiefly for his devotional writings.
    • (1772–1834), English poet, critic, and philosopher. His Lyrical Ballads (1798), written with William Wordsworth, marked the start of English romanticism and included “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” Other notable poems: “Christabel” and “Kubla Khan” (both 1816).
    • (1932–2011), American actress, born in England. Notable films include National Velvet (made when she was still a child in 1944), Cleopatra (1963), and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), for which she won an Oscar. She was married eight times, including twice to the actor Richard Burton.
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