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cavendish

[kav-uh n-dish] /ˈkæv ən dɪʃ/
noun
1.
tobacco that has been softened, sweetened, and pressed into cakes.
Origin of cavendish
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40; presumably named after maker or handler

Cavendish

[kav-uh n-dish] /ˈkæv ən dɪʃ/
noun
1.
Henry, 1731–1810, English chemist and physicist.
2.
William, 4th Duke of Devonshire, 1720–64, British statesman: prime minister 1756–57.
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  • At cavendish Mansions, Barnes alighted and offered the man a sovereign.

    The Avenger E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • They walked to the promenade and dropped her at cavendish House.

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  • But Miss cavendish was firm, and the arrangement was made according to her plan.

    Victor's Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • And then she inquired of Emma how Mrs. cavendish was getting on.

    Victor's Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • The circumstances of cavendish's death are as remarkable as his career in life.

  • He was a member of the Baldwin, the cavendish, and the Bagatelle card clubs.

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  • She is at 304, cavendish Place, so that it is very unlikely that you will meet her for some time.

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  • "cavendish assures us that they are tall and robust," continued Paganel.

  • In 1781 cavendish showed that it is formed by the union of hydrogen and oxygen.

British Dictionary definitions for cavendish

cavendish

/ˈkævəndɪʃ/
noun
1.
tobacco that has been sweetened and pressed into moulds to form bars
Word Origin
C19: perhaps from the name of the first maker

Cavendish

/ˈkævəndɪʃ/
noun
1.
Henry. 1731–1810, British physicist and chemist: recognized hydrogen, determined the composition of water, and calculated the density of the earth by an experiment named after him
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cavendish in Science
Cavendish
  (kāv'ən-dĭsh)   
British chemist and physicist who in 1766 discovered hydrogen, which he called "inflammable air." He also demonstrated that it is the lightest of all the gases and established that water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen. In 1798, Cavendish estimated with great accuracy the mean density of the Earth.
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