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Poisson

/French pwasɔ̃/
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
  • It was much too convenient, especially with poisson on duty every other night.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • A sight like that had naturally brought poisson out of his shell.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • He had forgotten the ruinous condition of the Hotel de poisson.

    Freaks of Fortune Oliver Optic
  • The celebrated French mathematician poisson had another theory.

  • Lantier and poisson disputed day after day on these demolitions.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola

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