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

  • Priestley, J(ohn) B(oynton) 1894-1984. British writer of more than 100 novels, most notably The Good Companions (1929), numerous dramas, and critical works on literature and social issues.
  • Priestley, Joseph 1733-1804. British chemist noted for work on the isolation of gases and his discovery of oxygen (1774).

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  • proper n. A surname.

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  • n. English chemist who isolated many gases and discovered oxygen (independently of Scheele) (1733-1804)


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