American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Davy, Sir Humphry 1778-1829. British chemist who was a pioneer of electrochemistry, using its methods to isolate sodium and potassium (1807) and barium, boron, calcium, and magnesium (1808).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The safety-lamp invented for the protection of coal-miners by Sir H. Davy. It consists of a metallic cistern for the oil, and a cylinder of wire gauze about 1½ inches in diameter and 8 inches in height. Fire cannot be communicated through the gauze to gas outside the cylinder.
- n. An affidavit.
- n. English chemist who was a pioneer in electrochemistry and who used it to isolate elements sodium and potassium and barium and boron and calcium and magnesium and chlorine (1778-1829)
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