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Struve

[stroo-vuh; German shtroo-vuh] /ˈstru və; German ˈʃtru və/
noun
1.
Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von
[free-drikh gey-awrk vil-helm fuh n] /ˈfri drɪx geɪˈɔrk ˈvɪl hɛlm fən/ (Show IPA),
1793–1864, Russian astronomer, born in Germany.
2.
Otto, 1897–1963, U.S. astronomer, born in Russia (great-grandson of Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve).
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  • Nearly half a century has elapsed since Struve made his observations.

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  • I was telling you that there's another stranger in this valley, Mr. Struve.

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  • He turned State's witness at the trial, and it was his testimony that convicted Struve.

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  • I know something about this because I happened to be the man that caught Struve.

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  • Well, they make their getaway at Yuma after Struve has killed a guard.

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  • Struve notices it and remembers that this fellow weakened before.

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  • Mebbe they quarrel or mebbe Struve gets his chance and takes it.

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  • The evening of this second day found Struve still not accounted for.

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  • I know you're acquainted with the others, Mr. Struve is from Yuma.

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  • Struve leaped instantly to his feet, overturning his chair in his haste.

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British Dictionary definitions for Struve

Struve

/ˈstruːvə/
noun
1.
Otto. 1897–1963, US astronomer, born in Russia, noted for his work in stellar spectroscopy and his discovery (1937) of interstellar hydrogen
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