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Poisson

noun
  1. Siméon Denis (simeɔ̃ dəni). 1781–1840, French mathematician, noted for his application of mathematical theory to physics, esp electricity and magnetism
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  • "It's becoming serious," declared Poisson, who seldom spoke.

    L'Assommoir

    Emile Zola

  • Poisson bowed his head with military stiffness, and moved the goose before him.

    L'Assommoir

    Emile Zola

  • Poisson, who had been on board ship nodded his head in approval of the description.

    L'Assommoir

    Emile Zola

  • Poisson bit off the end of his pipe twice while gulping and gasping.

    L'Assommoir

    Emile Zola

  • Poisson was seized with consternation, and he could not find a word to say in the Emperor's defense.

    L'Assommoir

    Emile Zola