AIRD, THOMAS

   a Scottish poet, author of the "Devil's Dream," the "Old Bachelor," and the "Old Scotch Village"; for nearly 30 years editor of the Dumfries Herald (1802-1876).

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  • John Aird & Co. — John Aird Co. was once a leading British civil engineering business based in London.Early historyThe company was founded in 1848 by John Aird (1800 1876) with the objective of laying mains for gas and water companies in London.… …   Wikipedia

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  • Wilson, Thomas — SUBJECT AREA: Canals, Ports and shipping [br] b. 1781 Dunbar, Scotland d. 1 December 1873 Grangemouth, Scotland [br] Scottish shipwright and canal engineer, builder of the barge Vulcan, the world s first properly constructed iron ship. [br]… …   Biographical history of technology

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