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[brag] /bræg/
[brak-stuh n] /ˈbræk stən/ (Show IPA),
1817–76, Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.
Sir William Henry, 1862–1942, and his son, Sir William Lawrence, 1890–1971, English physicists: Nobel Prize winners 1915. Unabridged
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  • He was sure that Victor was now with Bragg and they might meet face to face again.

    The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Bragg remains, but part of his garrison goes to Beauregard, in Virginia.

  • Bragg has left Kentucky, and is thought to be hastening toward Nashville.

    The Citizen-Soldier John Beatty
  • It will also enable them to spare troops to reinforce Bragg.

    The Citizen-Soldier John Beatty
  • Stragglers and deserters from Bragg's army continue to come in.

    The Citizen-Soldier John Beatty
  • Johnson is said to have reinforced Bragg, and the enemy is supposed to be strong in our front.

    The Citizen-Soldier John Beatty
  • General Bragg ordered Gibson with his brigade to carry the position.

    From Fort Henry to Corinth Manning Ferguson Force
  • Bragg sits at the head of his table, and bullies the solitary Mrs. Bragg.

    The Christmas Books William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Senator Bragg says she should be the one selected for Mother America.

    Mother America Sam McClatchie
  • Miss Carroll was in her 66th year at the time of General Bragg's recommendation.

    A Military Genius Sarah Ellen Blackwell
British Dictionary definitions for Bragg


Billy. born 1957, British rock singer and songwriter, noted for his political protest songs; recordings include Between the Wars (1985), Workers' Playtime (1988), Mermaid Avenue (1998), and England, Half English (2002)
Melvyn, Baron. born 1939, British novelist, broadcaster, and television executive; presenter of The South Bank Show since 1978
Sir William Henry , 1862–1942, British physicist, who shared a Nobel prize for physics (1915) with his son, for their study of crystal structures by means of X-rays
his son, Sir (William) Lawrence, 1890–1971, British physicist
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Bragg in Science
British physicist who invented the x-ray spectrometer, a device used to measure x-ray wavelengths. With his son, the physicist Sir William Lawrence Bragg (1890-1971), he developed the technique of x-ray crystallography, used to determine the atomic structure of crystals. Father and son were awarded a joint Nobel Prize for physics in 1915 for this work.
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