American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Davys, John 1550?-1605. English navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage and later sailed to the South Seas. He discovered the Falkland Islands in 1592.
- n. A surname.
- n. English navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage (1550-1605)
- A rare spelling variant of Davis, "son of David". (Wiktionary)
“Lanceheim is the second novel from Davys set in the stuffed animal universe of Mollisan Town, with Amberville being his debut and two more novels to follow.”
“Tim Davys appears to be the latest, although the name is a pseudonym I believe the writer's nationality is authentic.”
“Canon Davys conjectures that this Abbot in reality repaired and made sound the old cloisters that had been built by Ernulf”
“_Madan_, _Marsh and Davys_; tablets to the four latter, are in the recess opposite the large painted window.”
“Shall we say that quartz mountains will pulverize into innumerable Werners, Von Buchs, and Beaumonts; and the laboratory of the atmosphere holds in solution I know not what Berzeliuses and Davys?”
“Until anthropology produces her Daltons and Davys we must fumble in this corner, just as the old alchemists fumbled for centuries before the dawn of chemistry.”
“Would you believe that some of those working in the most dangerous parts of the mine have false keys to their Davys, and use the flame to light their pipes?”
“Arnolds at Fox How, the Davys at Ambleside, the Fletchers at”
“Tha wert so ready wi 'thy gab about th' Davys this mornin 'I thowt happen tha'd loike to say summat more if a mon' ud gi 'yo' a chance.”
“There was a Nicholas Davis, or Davys, M.D., who had taken that degree at”
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