• WordNet 3.6
    • n 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first theatre to show motion pictures was the Nickelodeon on June 19, 1905 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was opened by Harry Davis on Smithfield Street
    • n Davy The safety-lamp invented for the protection of coal-miners by Sir H. Davy. It consists of a metallic cistern for the oil, and a cylinder of wire gauze about 1½ inches in diameter and 8 inches in height. Fire cannot be communicated through the gauze to gas outside the cylinder.
    • n Davy An affidavit.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The only married couple to fly together in space were Jan Davis and Mark Lee, who flew aboard the Endeavor space shuttle from Sept 12-20, 1992
    • n Davy dā′vi the safety-lamp for coal-miners of Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829).
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In literature:

Up in the light-house tower lived Davy, with Old Dan the keeper.
"Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag VI" by Louisa M. Alcott
Mrs. Davis did not often slap Mell.
"Nine Little Goslings" by Susan Coolidge
Davis proved to be a younger edition of the sergeant.
"Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks" by H. Irving Hancock
Then there was Davy Fiske, a son of Dr. Fiske.
"Ben Comee" by M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
Katie was troubled sometimes, but Davie made light of her fears, and the rest followed Davie's lead.
"David Fleming's Forgiveness" by Margaret Murray Robertson
At an early hour the house was filled, and was called to order by Paulina Wright Davis, who was again chosen permanent President.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
Jeff Davis was one o' de forerunners of de war.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Davie, come here and listen to Frank.
"The Inglises" by Margaret Murray Robertson
In the same block lived Mr. Jefferson Davis, who was then in the Senate from Mississippi.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
Hank Butts had never before seen either Davis or Perkins, but he knew about them, all right.
"The Motor Boat Club and The Wireless" by H. Irving Hancock

In poetry:

"What wilt thou leave to thy poor wife?
Son Davie! Son Davie!"
"Grief and sorrow all her life,
And she'll never get mair frae me, O."
"Son Davie! Son Davie!" by Andrew Lang
"What wilt thou leave to thy young son?
Son Davie! son Davie!"
"The weary warld to wander up and down,
And he'll never get mair o' me, O."
"Son Davie! Son Davie!" by Andrew Lang
Queens' ships, Queens' ships…
Little ships and great ships,
The seven seas over,
Keeping up the long patrol
From Davis Straits to Dover.
"The Queen's Ships" by Cicely Fox Smith
"Oh, and if the quadrant has lost a hand,
And the sextant falls so low,
It's our bodies and bones to Davy Jones
This night are bound to go!"
"A Sailor's Yarn" by James Jeffrey Roche
From Darien to Davis one garden shall bloom,
Where war's weary banners are furl'd,
And the far scenting breezes that waft its perfume,
Shall settle the storms of the world.
"On The Discoveries Of Captain Lewis (January 14, 1807)" by Joel Barlow
"Noo, tak' the bit siller intil yer ain haun,
It's precious to me, ye may weel unnerstaun;
It's no a' the siller in kintra an' toun
Wad tempt me to pairt wi' my Davie's hauf-croon."
"Grannie Mirk: A Stirling Grannie" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

DAVIS, Calif – A dog that lost its snout while saving two girls in the Philippines has been brought to the University of California, Davis, where veterinarians will try to fix its injuries.
Both City Council candidates Gleam Davis and Shari Davis support expanding multi-family, low-income housing projects to their north of Wilshire neighborhood, from Wilshire to San Vicente boulevards.
Taking cues from their namesake, Ray Davies of the Kinks, Dallas' Deathray Davies also pay homage to Roky Erickson, Nuggets-era garage bands, and Guided By Voices.
Two daughters, Angela R Davis Clemmons and Stephanie M Davis.
Rookie big man Ed Davis made his debut for the Raptors on Wednesday night against the Wizards, and while the competition could have been stiffer, Davis had a pretty promising performance.
Will get better once first-year coaches Tondra Davis and Kirven Davis have time to work with this year's players.
November's bingo games at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall will benefit Soroptimist International of Greater Davis and its service projects.
Bartels suggested collaborating with the local Alfonza W Davis Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen and having a sort of living history museum about Davis and the airmen .
The Davis Chamber of Commerce will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Nov 28 for the general public to discuss changing plans for the West Davis Corridor.
The Rotary Club of Davis provides this free annual service to local senior citizens who sign up for it through the Davis Senior Center.
Michael.pineda@ardmoreite.com DAVIS — The Davis Oklahoma Animal Volunteers will lend a helping hand to those looking for that special gift for Christmas.
On Saturday and Sunday, Nov 3-4, the Davis Dynamos will sponsor 6K (3.7 miles) and 10K (6.2 miles) noncompetitive walks through Davis parks and greenbelts.
Davis & Decker Property Management, Inc. Business Index Real Estate Sales Davis & Decker Property Management, Inc.
It would be easy to blame it on the acquisition of Baron Davis, but Davis has only played in four games since the deal .
Davis & Decker Property Management, Inc. Business Index Real Estate Sales Davis & Decker Property Management, Inc.

In science:

We give a simple perturbation theoretic proof of this result. (Davis’ argument was also very short, though based on completely different ideas).
Another Simple Proof of a Theorem of Chandler Davis
If the gas was close to mean density when heated (the pre-heating scenario) only ∼ 0.3keV of energy per particle is required (Lloyd-Davies, Ponman & Cannon 2000).
The impact of galaxy formation on X-ray groups
We take the dice out of this equilibrium position at t = 0 by using energy (from a box of the Reichenbach-Davies diagram), and put it in chaotic motion (if we do not use energy, the dice will stay forever in its equilibrium position).
The cosmological origin of time-asymmetry
We can state this sub ject in another way: the Reichenbach-Davies diagram allows us to explain the history of an observer along his/her time-like path as the increase of his/her amount of information .
The cosmological origin of time-asymmetry
But every preparation-measurement process takes place within the Reichenbach-Davies system, since the energy comes from a source of energy that can only be found in this global system.
The cosmological origin of time-asymmetry