from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary 1822-1907. American educator who helped organize the predecessor of Radcliffe College (1879) and served as Radcliffe's first president (1894-1899).
- Agassiz, (Jean) Louis (Rodolphe) 1807-1873. Swiss-born American naturalist noted for his study of fossil fish and for recognizing from geologic evidence that ice ages had occurred in the Northern Hemisphere.
- LakeAgassiz A glacial lake of the Pleistocene Epoch extending over present-day northwest Minnesota, northeast North Dakota, southern Manitoba, and southwest Ontario.
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- n. United States naturalist (born in Switzerland) who studied fossil fish; recognized geological evidence that ice ages had occurred in North America (1807-1873)
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AGASSIZ (NEWS1130) - The Harrison Crossroads Hotel on Lougheed Highway in Agassiz was claimed by fire Sunday night.
Agassiz is about to undertake a scientific exploring expedition to the tropics, with a corps of eight gentlemen -- the most numerous and effective scientific corps that ever went forth -- for the purpose of testing the glacial theory suggested by him, which, if correct, would enable the observer to mark, as upon a thermometer, the changes in temperature the earth has undergone.
Professor Agassiz is delivering a series of popular lectures on natural history in Irving Hall, New York.
My reply to Professor Agassiz is short, but conclusive.
A great museum, and one which is rightly called the Agassiz
“But, Agassiz, that is hardly like you; you have never been away from Cambridge without thinking of your Museum.”
"But, Agassiz, that is hardly like you; you have never been away from Cambridge without thinking of your Museum."
THE next account of which any fully recorded evidence is now to be seen deals with September, 1927, near the little mountain town of Agassiz, which is very near the points at which all the other Sasquatch have been reported.
'Agassiz's influence on methods of teaching in our community,' said
That passage from his 'Agassiz' comes pretty near to being what life means to me.
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