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Newcomb

[noo-kuh m, nyoo-]
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noun
  1. Simon,1835–1909, U.S. astronomer.
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Examples from the Web for newcomb

Historical Examples

  • Newcomb and Baker and Mullet and Black began talking all together.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • "It's eight, I tell you," broke in Newcomb, before I could answer.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • An Albany regiment, the 91st, was guarding our office—Newcomb was an Albany lawyer.

    Between the Lines

    Henry Bascom Smith

  • At the hotel I found Newcomb's room number, went to it and rapped on the door.

    Between the Lines

    Henry Bascom Smith

  • The hour was well along in the evening, and Newcomb's nerve was shaky.

    Between the Lines

    Henry Bascom Smith


British Dictionary definitions for newcomb

Newcomb

noun
  1. Simon. 1835–1909, US astronomer, noted for his tables of celestial bodies and astronomical constants
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