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Davy

[dey-vee] /ˈdeɪ vi/
noun
1.
Sir Humphry, 1778–1829, English chemist.

Crockett

[krok-it] /ˈkrɒk ɪt/
noun
1.
David ("Davy") 1786–1836, U.S. frontiersman, politician, and folklore hero.
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  • Davy said “What I am I have made myself;” and the same holds true universally.

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  • "I lave it with you," said Davy, charging his pipe afresh as a signal of his neutrality.

  • A growl, like an oath half smothered by smoke, came from Davy.

  • At that word Davy looked like a man newly awakened from a trance.

  • "Only wait till I've done the carving, and we'll all start fair," said Davy.

  • "Ate, drink—there's plenty, boys; there's plenty," said Davy.

British Dictionary definitions for Davy

Davy

/ˈdeɪvɪ/
noun
1.
Sir Humphry. 1778–1829, English chemist who isolated sodium, magnesium, chlorine, and other elements and suggested the electrical nature of chemical combination. He invented the Davy lamp See Davy lamp

Crockett

/ˈkrɒkɪt/
noun
1.
David, known as Davy Crockett. 1786–1836, US frontiersman, politician, and soldier
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Davy
  (dā'vē)   
British chemist who was a pioneer of electrochemistry. By means of electrolysis Davy isolated several elements, including sodium and potassium (1807), and barium, boron, calcium, and magnesium (1808). He also proved that diamonds are a form of carbon.
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