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Synonyms for Nelson

English admiral who defeated the French fleets of Napoleon but was mortally wounded at Trafalgar (1758-1805)

any of several wrestling holds in which an arm is passed under the opponent's arm from behind and the hand exerts pressure on the back of the neck

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After a couple more drinks, for which I insisted on paying, Nelson decided to go.
Oh, I've been with Nelson," I said carelessly, trying to hide my pride.
Oh, he's been sousin' here with Nelson all afternoon," was Johnny's answer.
Hans Nelson looked at the empty chair, shook his head slowly, and, with a ponderous attempt at humor, said: "Always is he first at the grub.
He was thrusting the shells into the gun when Edith Nelson was aroused to action.
Hans Nelson was half a second behind his wife in rising to the unexpected.
So Edith Nelson went back to the terrible cabin with its endless alternating four-hour watches.
So Hans became another factor in the problem the unexpected had given Edith Nelson to solve.
Apparently caught up in a nationwide dragnet for a terrorist by that name, David Nelsons everywhere are being told their names raise red flags on airline screening software.
Some David Nelsons in Southern California say they don't care why it's happening.
Even Ozzie and Harriet's son has been a victim in the case of mistaken David Nelsons.
Matt Reese, Huffman's former high school baseball coach at Maricopa, now lives in the same Quartz Hill housing development as the Nelsons and coaches the junior varsity baseball team at Paraclete.
As hard a year as it's been for the Nelsons, nothing could have prepared them for the uproar his decision to transfer to Paraclete created within the Quartz Hill community.
Since the full Nelson is, of course, illegal in high school and college wrestling, we can only come to grips with the four others.
The 1/4 Nelson is generally used in defensive situations from the neutral position to counter an opponent's leg attack.