from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Bowditch, Nathaniel 1773-1838. American mathematician and astronomer noted for his works concerning navigation.

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  • n. United States mathematician and astronomer noted for his works on navigation (1773-1838)


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  • This is the way day breaks in Bowditch Hall at McLean's; the hooded night lights bring out "Bobbie,"

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  • Mr. Bowditch is Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, and a year or two ago was its President.

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  • "Bowditch" (Foster City's Bowditch Middle School) or "SMHS" (San Mateo High School), and $5.00 of the ticket price will be donated to that respective school's Featured Content

  • A neat passing move, working from back to front, saw Dean Bowditch play a clever one-two with Luke Chadwick.

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  • However, it was the visitors who came closest before half-time – Bowditch sending a rasping 30-yard drive inches over the bar, George Burdock firing a long-range effort narrowly over and Ibehre seeing his header well saved by Lee Grant.

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  • Which brings me to another point: this Bowditch person was pretty much self-taught.

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  • Bowditch was the son of a cooper in Salem, Massachusetts who left school at the age of ten to work for his father.

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  • In 1787, aged fourteen, Bowditch began to study algebra and two years later he taught himself calculus.

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  • Since then the book, with appropriate revisions, has been in continuous publication, and to this day it is simply known as Bowditch.

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  • Peggy Bowditch drives to her summer home in Maine each May, she ships her clothes by UPS so she can load the back of her station wagon with seedlings, including three trays of Himalayan blue poppies.

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