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Briggs

[brigz] /brɪgz/
noun
1.
Henry, 1561–1630, English mathematician.
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  • Miss Briggs, the maid, sir—but she's just ready to go out, sir.

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Briggs

/brɪɡz/
noun
1.
Henry. 1561–1631, English mathematician: introduced common logarithms
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