Sir Humphrey Davy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Sir Humphrey Davy 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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Usage

In literature:

But to return to the 'Diary' of Sir Humphrey Davy.
"The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Volume 2 (of 5) of the Raven Edition" by Edgar Allan Poe
As a chemist, he was only inferior to Sir Humphrey Davy, of his day.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
During one of these investigations Sir Humphrey Davy was examined by a committee from the House of Commons in 1809.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
A lamp, invented by a very learned man, Sir Humphrey Davy, is used when there is a risk of fire-damp.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
Coleridge (p. 237, 'Table-Talk') fancied there were only two men of genius in his own generation: W. W. and Sir Humphrey Davy.
"The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)" by Thomas De Quincey
It is also celebrated as being the birthplace of Sir Humphrey Davy.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston
Sir Humphrey Davy and Sir Stamford Raffles are the two names most closely connected with its foundation.
"Hampstead and Marylebone" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
The principal founders were Sir Humphrey Davy and Sir Stamford Raffles.
"Dickens' London" by Francis Miltoun
Percy and Vauquelin, of France, and Sir Humphrey Davy, of England.
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
I dream of great things like Sir Humphrey Davy and Newton.
"The Corner House Girls Growing Up" by Grace Brooks Hill
A visit from Sir Humphrey Davy during the summer was a great delight.
"Maria Edgeworth" by Helen Zimmern
Stephenson's claim has, of course, been disputed by the friends and admirers of Sir Humphrey Davy; but Mr.
"Triumphs of Invention and Discovery in Art and Science" by J. Hamilton Fyfe
A man of science shall be our next witness: I mean Sir Humphrey Davy.
"Practical Religion" by John Charles Ryle
Davy, Sir Humphrey, 59, 60, 61, 62, 429.
"A Book about Doctors" by John Cordy Jeaffreson
Sir Humphrey Davy invented a lantern for the use of miners, called "the Safety Lamp," which may be used without danger.
"A Guide to the Scientific Knowledge of Things Familiar" by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
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In news:

Swedish chemist Karl Wilhelm Scheele distinguished baryta (a barium alkali) from lime in 1774, but the pure element was discovered by British chemist Sir Humphrey Davy in 1808.
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