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[sod-ee] /ˈsɒd i/
adjective, soddier, soddiest.
of or relating to sod.
consisting of sod.
noun, plural soddies.
Also, soddie. Western U.S. sod house.
Origin of soddy
First recorded in 1605-15; sod1 + -y1, -y2


[sod-ee] /ˈsɒd i/
Frederick, 1877–1956, English chemist: Nobel prize 1921. Unabridged
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  • He had arranged a blind in the brush from which he could see the back of the Menendez "soddy."

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • She sits at the door of her soddy with her faithful tabby in her lap and is content.

    The American Country Girl Martha Foote Crow
  • Professor soddy says, "Natural philosophy may explain a rainbow but not a rabbit."

    The Breath of Life John Burroughs
  • The modern dynamo, as Professor soddy puts it, may be looked upon as an electron pump.

  • Professor soddy has given an interesting picture of what might happen when the sun's light and heat is no longer what it is.

  • So far Professor soddy, but let the writer add that there is this point about the scientific world not to be overlooked.

  • I had abandoned my little "soddy" and was living in a house on the old townsite, where I intended staying until spring.

    The Conquest Oscar Micheaux
  • It required no high-priced, skilled labor to build a "soddy," and properly built they were quite comfortable.

    Collection of Nebraska Pioneer Reminiscences Nebraska Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Lakes at the lower levels become meadows, then trees arrive; they overrun the soddy ground, the snow-manured moraines.

    California Mary Austin
  • The Ranger opened the door of the "soddy," stepped through, and closed it behind him.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
British Dictionary definitions for soddy


Frederick. 1877–1956, English chemist, whose work on radioactive disintegration led to the discovery of isotopes: Nobel prize for chemistry 1921
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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soddy in Science
British chemist who was a pioneer in the study of radioactivity. With Ernest Rutherford, he explained the atomic disintegration of radioactive elements. Soddy also coined the word isotope to describe elements that were chemically identical but had different atomic weights. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1921.
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