from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Napier, John. Laird of Merchiston. 1550-1617. Scottish mathematician who invented logarithms and introduced the use of the decimal point in writing numbers.
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- proper n. A Scottish occupational surname for someone who sold table linen, or was in charge of the linen of a great house.
- proper n. John Napier, Scottish mathematician etc
- proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.
- proper n. Any of several cities and towns, but especially Napier, New Zealand.
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- n. Scottish mathematician who invented logarithms; introduced the use of the decimal point in writing numbers (1550-1617)
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Napier is definitely one of my favorite HP authors.
Boss Napier is alive and well and living in Tacoma.
We never told what we had done, though we enjoyed the fun, but it is an anecdote worthy of record in Napier's History.
This made him get up, and scramble over the wall with his men; but on the other side he was wild with terror – eyes staring and hands spread out – and when Napier ordered the men on to where Dobbs was, and ran forward himself, they, under their lieutenant's cowardly leading, all edged away to the right, out of the fire, and again Napier reached his friend alone.
Then came another litter – "Captain Napier, of the 43rd – mortally wounded."
-- Now I'm in the tea trade myself, you must know, and I contend that as things go, or at least as things went before the Barbarian eye, as they call Napier, kicked up a row with the Hong merchants, it's altogether a shameful imposition, and
Napier, of Scotland, the first inventor of logarithms, contrived also a set of square pieces, with numbers on them, made generally of ivory, (which perform arithmetical and geometrical calculations,) and are commonly called Napier's Bones.
We stayed in a charming seaside town called Napier, which is famous for having the world's largest collection of art deco buildings preserved from the early twentieth century.
Veteran actor Charles Napier is reduced to playing racist for laughs, playing a dumber version of the same crazed war veteran we’ve seen in every bad comedy since the late 70s.