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Seebeck

noun philately
  1. any of a set of stamps issued (1890–99) in Nicaragua, Honduras, Ecuador, and El Salvador and named after Nicholas Frederick Seebeck, who provided them free to the respective governments
  2. any of the reprints issued later for personal gain by Seebeck
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Historical Examples

  • The Seebeck issues, needless to say, are of little interest.

    Peeps at Postage Stamps

    Stanley Currie Johnson

  • In 1813 Seebeck discovered the polarization of light by tourmaline.

  • A striking example of the conversion of heat into electricity is furnished by an experiment of Seebeck's.

  • Seebeck, on somewhat vague grounds, as we think, divides persons labouring under this defect of vision into two classes.


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