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

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  • proper n. A diminutive of the male given name David.
  • proper n. A patronymic surname derived from David.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The safety-lamp invented for the protection of coal-miners by Sir H. Davy.
  • n. An affidavit.

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  • 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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