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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n davenport a large sofa usually convertible into a bed
    • n davenport a small decorative writing desk
    • n Davenport a city in eastern Iowa on the Mississippi River across from Moline and Rock Island
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Davenport's motor Davenport's motor

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Davenport A kind of small writing table, generally somewhat ornamental, and forming a piece of furniture for the parlor or boudoir. "A much battered davenport in one of the windows, at which sat a lady writing."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n davenport A kind of small writing-desk.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Davenport dā′ven-port a small ornamental writing-desk.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From the name of the original maker. Encyc. Dict.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From the maker.


In literature:

Edited, in consultation with Francis Galton, by W. F. R. Weldon, Karl Pearson, and C. B. Davenport.
"A History of Science, Volume 5(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
I assure you the translations are accurate, Dr. Davenport said.
"The Foreign Hand Tie" by Gordon Randall Garrett
You'll have to be contented with that soap-box davenport, gentlemen.
"Seven Keys to Baldpate" by Earl Derr Biggers
At this the men were evidently much disturbed, and Tate pulled Davenport back and whispered something into his ear.
"The Rover Boys in the Land of Luck" by Edward Stratemeyer
With a wave of desperate homesickness he threw himself on the big davenport and buried his face into a pile of cushions.
"The Come Back" by Carolyn Wells
Here their number was augmented by the addition of a band of refugees under the Tory, Davenport.
"Peggy Owen and Liberty" by Lucy Foster Madison
Your Friend Rousseau (I doubt) grows tired of M^r Davenport and Derbyshire.
"A Letter Book" by George Saintsbury
Messrs. Davenport & Co., Mobile, charge Gen. Buckner with permitting 1000 bales of cotton to be shipped to New Orleans.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
It happened to me to-day at the Blackhawk in Davenport.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
I then married Mary Davenport of Little Washington.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration

In news:

Lovis "Happy" Davenport , 87, Pryor, died Wednesday.
Davenport assumes overall responsibility for FlightSafety's Sales, Marketing, and Teammate Resources.
FlightSafety Promotes David Davenport to Senior Vice President.
James Eldred Davenport , 87, of Benton, passed away quietly in his sleep Saturday, Oct 20.
Draq queen Sahara Davenport came into this world as Antoine Ashley and left it too soon.
Obama plans campaign stop in Davenport .
Coach Steve Davenport on SSU's suspensions.
Wednesday after football practice, Savannah State coach Steve Davenport provided a few more details surrounding the eight players who will be suspended for Saturday's homecoming game with Edward Waters College.
See marriage proposal by Davenport coach at Midnight Madness.
Photo courtesy of Davenport University Craig Heatherly, assistant basketball coach at Davenport but dressed as the mascot Pounce, proposes to dance coach Linaya Hass during Davenport 's Midnight Madness.
RJN Group Conducts I/I Study for the City of Davenport .
RJN Group Conducts I/I Study in the Duck Creek Middle Basin for the City of Davenport .
Vivian Davenport McKinney, 86, of Newland, passed away on Friday, Oct 5, 2012.
A native of Avery County, she was a daughter of the late Gordon and Essie Dellinger Davenport .
Is Davenport president's $581,000 compensation excessive.

In science:

For y = x this is the well-known classical Barban-Davenport-Halberstam Theorem (see section 17.4 in ).
The Sato-Tate Conjecture on Average for Small Angles
Severi that Mg is connected ; number-theoretic applications such as Davenport’s problem, and Thompson’s genus-0 problems in group theory, both due to Fried ; and the Fried-V¨olklein description of the absolute Galois group of certain fields in inverse Galois theory ,.
The irreducibility of certain pure-cycle Hurwitz spaces
Skriganov, Davenport’s theorem in the theory of irregularities of point distribution, Zap.
Small Ball and Discrepancy Inequalities
For a finite abelian group G let D(G) be the Davenport’s constant, that is, the least integer n such that among each sequence gi in G there exists a non-empty subsequence gik with sum 0.
Davenport's constant for groups of the form $Z_3 \oplus Z_3 \oplus Z_{3d}$
We shall now estimate |K | using the Cauchy-Davenport inequality, which states that for nonempty subsets A and B of Zp , p prime, |A+B | ≥ min(|A|+|B |−1, p), where A + B = {a+b : a ∈ A, b ∈ B} [K´ar05].
Uncertainty in time--frequency representations on finite Abelian groups and applications