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

  • Briggs, Henry 1561-1630. English mathematician who devised the decimal-based system of logarithms and invented the modern method of long division.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A topographic surname.


From the genitive or plural form of Middle English brigge ("bridge"). (Wiktionary)



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