Dictionary and translator for handheld
New : sensagent is now available on your handheld
A windows (pop-into) of information (full-content of Sensagent) triggered by double-clicking any word on your webpage. Give contextual explanation and translation from your sites !
With a SensagentBox, visitors to your site can access reliable information on over 5 million pages provided by Sensagent.com. Choose the design that fits your site.
Improve your site content
Add new content to your site from Sensagent by XML.
Crawl products or adds
Get XML access to reach the best products.
Index images and define metadata
Get XML access to fix the meaning of your metadata.
Please, email us to describe your idea.
Lettris is a curious tetris-clone game where all the bricks have the same square shape but different content. Each square carries a letter. To make squares disappear and save space for other squares you have to assemble English words (left, right, up, down) from the falling squares.
Boggle gives you 3 minutes to find as many words (3 letters or more) as you can in a grid of 16 letters. You can also try the grid of 16 letters. Letters must be adjacent and longer words score better. See if you can get into the grid Hall of Fame !
Change the target language to find translations.
Tips: browse the semantic fields (see From ideas to words) in two languages to learn more.
|Full name||Richard Norris Williams II|
January 29, 1891|
|Died||June 2, 1968
Philadelphia, PA, USA
|Int. Tennis HOF||1957 (member page)|
|Highest ranking||No. 4|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|US Open||W (1914, 1916)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|US Open||W (1925, 1926)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|US Open||W (1912)|
|Olympic medal record|
|Gold||1924 Paris||Mixed doubles|
Richard "Dick" Norris Williams II (January 29, 1891 – June 2, 1968), generally known as R. Norris Williams, was an American tennis player.
Williams was born in Geneva, Switzerland, the son of Charles Duane Williams and Lydia Biddle White.
He is best known for his two men's singles titles at the U.S. Championships in 1914 and 1916. He was also on the victorious American Davis Cup team twice: in 1925 and 1926 and was considered a fine doubles player. He also had a reputation in singles of always hitting as hard as possible and always trying to hit winners near the lines. This made him an extremely erratic player, but when his game was sporadically "on", he was considered unbeatable.
During the 1924 Olympics, at the age of 33 (and with a sprained ankle), Richard Norris Williams became a Gold Medalist in the mixed doubles, partnering Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman. He went on to captain several winning Davis Cup teams from 1921 through 1926 as well as the 1934 team. At age 44 he retired from Championship Tennis.
He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame (Newport, Rhode Island) in 1957.
Williams also gained fame as being a survivor of the RMS Titanic disaster in April 1912. He and his father, Charles Duane Williams, were traveling first class on the liner when it struck an iceberg and sank. Shortly after the collision, Williams freed a trapped passenger from a cabin by breaking down a door. He was reprimanded by a steward, who threatened to fine him for destroying White Star Line property, an event that inspired a scene in James Cameron's 1997 film Titanic. Williams remained on the doomed liner almost until the very end. At one point Williams' father tried to get a steward to fill his flask. The flask was given to Norris Williams and remains in the Williams family.
After being washed overboard by a wave that also took off Colonel Archibald Gracie and Second Officer C. H. Lightoller, along with several others, the 21 year old Williams made his way to the Collapsible A Lifeboat holding on to its side for quite a while before getting in. When Williams entered the water he was wearing a fur coat which he quickly discarded along with his shoes. Those in Collapsible A who survived were transferred to Lifeboat 14 by Fifth Officer Lowe. Although abandoned by the Carpathia, Collapsible A was recovered a month later. Amazingly, on board the lifeboat was the discarded fur coat which was returned to Williams by White Star.
Even after entering the lifeboat he spent several hours knee-deep in freezing water. RMS Carpathia arrived on the scene to rescue survivors. His father was lost in the disaster. The ordeal left his legs so severely frostbitten that the Carpathia's doctor wanted to amputate them. Williams, who did not want his tennis career to be cut short, opted instead to work through the injury by simply getting up and walking around every two hours, around the clock. The choice worked out well for him: later that year, he won his first U.S. Tennis Championship, in mixed doubles, and went on to win many more championships. He also won the Davis Cup with fellow survivor Karl Behr.
Williams, a noted Philadelphia investment banker, was President of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
It was not until after the publication of A Night to Remember, a 1955 book about the Titanic disaster, that Williams became acquainted with its author Walter Lord. In 1962, Williams met with Lord and gave a detailed account of the sinking. Although it has been reported that his father, among others, was crushed by the falling forward smokestack, and that he barely escaped that fate, Williams does not mention that in his talk with Lord.
Richard Norris Williams died of emphysema on 2 June 1968, aged 77.
|1914||U.S. Championships||Maurice McLoughlin||6–3, 8–6, 10–8|
|1916||U.S. Championships||William Johnston||4–6, 6–4, 0–6, 6–2, 6–4|
|1913||U.S. Championships||Maurice McLoughlin||4–6, 7–5, 3–6, 1–6|
|1920||Wimbledon||Chuck Garland|| Algernon Kingscote
|4–6, 6–4, 7–5, 6–2|
|1925||U.S. Championships||Vincent Richards|| Gerald Patterson
|6–2, 8–10, 6–4, 11–9|
|1926||U.S. Championships||Vincent Richards|| Bill Tilden
|6–4, 6–8, 11–9, 6–3|
|1921||U.S. Championships||Watson Washburn|| Vincent Richards
|11–13, 10–12, 1–6|
|1923||U.S. Championships||Watson Washburn|| Brian Norton
|6–3, 2–6, 3–6, 7–5, 2–6|
|1924||Wimbledon||Watson Washburn|| Frank Hunter
|3–6, 6–3, 10–8, 6–8, 3–6|
|1927||U.S. Championships||Bill Johnston|| Frank Hunter
|8–10, 3–6, 3–6|
|1912||U.S. Championships||Mary Kendall Browne|| Eleonora Sears
|6–4, 2–6, 11–9|