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[pee-kar] /piˈkar/
Charles Émile
[sharl ey-meel] /ʃarl eɪˈmil/ (Show IPA),
1856–1941, French mathematician.
Jean [zhahn] /ʒɑ̃/ (Show IPA), 1620–82, French astronomer. Unabridged
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  • The very energy of these formul impressed Commissary Picard.

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  • So, dismissing Picard from their thoughts, they leave him to Frank Vanguard and breakfast.

    Contraband G. J. Whyte-Melville
  • I have consulted Picard and shown him the rent-roll and balance-sheet I had already shown you.

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  • Amongst these Picard was holding forth loudly, dispensing as usual his excellent cigars with the utmost liberality.

    Contraband G. J. Whyte-Melville
British Dictionary definitions for Picard


/French pikar/
Jean (ʒɑ̃). 1620–82, French astronomer. He was the first to make a precise measurement of a longitude line, enabling him to estimate the earth's radius
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