American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Cavendish, Henry 1731-1810. British chemist and physicist who discovered the properties of hydrogen and established that water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Tobacco which has been softened, pressed into quadrangular cakes, and sweetened with syrup or molasses, for chewing or smoking. Also called negro-head.
- n. A surname.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Leaf tobacco softened, sweetened, and pressed into plugs or cakes.
- n. British chemist and physicist who established that water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen and who calculated the density of the earth (1731-1810)
“But like its genetic predecessor, the Cavendish is also sterile, equally unprotected from diseases and crop pests.”
“The down-to-earth way Cavendish is approaching the Games is summed up by one anecdote: his professional team HTC-Columbia offered to find and fund five-star accommodation for him but the sprinter opted to stay in the much maligned athletes 'village.”
“Cavendish is hoping to end his up-and-down 2010 season with victory in the 160km road race.”
“Mark Cavendish is favored to take gold – this time for the Isle of Man.”
“Cavendish is no climber, and lost time on the biggest of the day's ascents.”
“Over the past decade, however, a new, more virulent strain of Panama disease has begun to spread across the world, and this time the Cavendish is not immune.”
“Cavendish is not slated to compete in the road races.”
“Todays yellow banana, the Cavendish, is increasingly threatened by such a blightand theres no cure in sight.”
“The old "King Orchard" was a compound of our old orchard in Cavendish and the orchard at Park Corner.”
“Grandfather was among those who found the bodies, helped to bury them in Cavendish churchyard, helped to take them up when the broken-hearted old father came, and helped to put them on the ill-fated Seth Hall.”
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