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Eads

[eedz] /idz/
noun
1.
James Buchanan, 1820–87, U.S. engineer and inventor.
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  • Eads and his partners worked up and down the river for hundreds of miles.

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  • Eads then sold out his wrecking business and left the river.

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  • Eads himself was by this time no believer in a defensive policy for the government.

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  • This detail illustrates the care and interest with which Eads built his boats.

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  • Eads has been called as potent as a great general in clearing the upper Mississippi.

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  • The other, the Saint Louis company, from the first had Eads as its chief engineer.

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  • And it is known that in helping the sufferers with his private means, Eads was as charitable as ever.

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  • The discussion before the Senate committee was one of the crises in Eads's life.

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  • For this undertaking, as for his previous ones, Eads invented many devices.

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  • Word came from the government to Captain Eads to report in Washington.

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