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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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In Oregon, an additional 18 David Nelsons spoke with Portland's The Oregonian newspaper, and four David Nelsons in Alaska reported similar tales to the Juneau Empire.
Indeed, several David Nelsons said airline officials told them the name was listed because a man named David Nelson once barged into an airplane cockpit.
The selectee list, according to security officials, often offers little identifying information other than a first and last name - making it nearly impossible for Southern California's David Nelsons and the potentially thousands of others nationwide to convince airlines they are not the alleged bad guy.
All the David Nelsons interviewed said they understood the need for extra security.
Some David Nelsons said they won't even bother trying to get off the list.
LANCASTER - When Jared Nelson faces tough choices, he asks himself, ``What would Matt do?
For most of his life, Matt Huffman was a close family friend and a role model to Nelson, a junior running back for the Paraclete High football team.
Nelson and his family, who'd just moved to the Antelope Valley last year, make a point of keeping Huffman's memory alive.
Nelson, a junior running back on the Paraclete High football team, now has the proverb written on a wristband.
It made me think I should work really hard while I'm here and not take anything for granted,'' Nelson said.
From the breakdown position, the technique is initiated by pushing the opponent's head down with the right hand while securing the 1/2 Nelson with the left (Photo 5).
The top man grabs his own right wrist to reinforce the hold, allowing pressure to be exerted from both arms and forcing the opponent to look into the 1/2 Nelson.
As the 1/2 Nelson is applied, the top man must immediately move out to his left and get perpendicular to his opponent (Photo 6) while maintaining pressure on the head.
Before turning to the back, he should get the 1/2 Nelson "elbow deep" (Photo 8) and then drive the opponent over to his back.
The Reverse Nelson (Photo 10) generally results from the bottom man turning away hard before the 1/2 Nelson can be "sunk deep.