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  • proper n. A male given name
  • proper n. A surname.


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  • On Nov. 30, Merhige called Humphry's organization four times, receiving a call back from the organization's number later that day. Stories

  • Well I am soon settled in, not so many other cats staying this time, but I did bump into a black cat called Humphry, he was quite a laugh, some of the things he got up to was very amusing. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • Jöns Jakob Berzelius (1779 – 1848) was one of Humphry Davy's contemporaries and rivals.

    Berzelius, Jöns Jakob

  • Working in London as an apprentice book-binder in the early 1800s, Faraday started to read the books he was binding and to attend popular lectures on science delivered by Humphry Davy, the celebrated chemist.

    Keeper of the Flame

  • Taylor Coleridge, whom Mary heard recite "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" in Godwin's living room, to scientists like Humphry Davy and her father's bosom friend William Nicholson, the two foremost experimenters with galvanic electricity in the early years of the nineteenth century.


  • At first we marvel at their exorbitant lifestyles, as we watch the nefarious doings of handsome wunderkind Spike Humphry, his beleaguered best friend Buster Bass, and the provokative Lucy Waldorf, whom they both love.

    We Love You!

  • Humphry, an advisor to the network, said this is the first right-to-die public awareness campaign in the U.S. to use billboards.

    Right-To-Die Billboard Raises Concerns

  • At a time when there is a new prize or award announced, it seems, almost every day, it is worth reflecting on Humphry Davy, who was awarded the Napoleon medal to “promote and share scientific knowledge” at a time when England and France were at war.

    March 2008

  • My mother had just joined the society, and someone in their Texas headquarters had suggested she approach Dr. Harmon to see if she was a good candidate for “self-deliverance,” as Humphry calls it, and, if so, to request a prescription for Seconal.

    imperfect endings

  • Discovered recently are these digitized before-and-after landscape illustrations of Humphry Repton, the prolific and influential English landscape designer of the 18th and 19th centuries, taken from what must be the only complete online facsimile of his important texts.

    Landscape Hints


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