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Townes

[tounz] /taʊnz/
noun
1.
Charles Hard, 1915–2015, U.S. physicist and educator: Nobel Prize in physics 1964.
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  • These are the snes of Ismael/ and these are their names/ in their Townes and castels .

  • "Very well," she replied, shutting the book in which she had looked up the Townes.

    Abroad at Home

    Julian Street
  • It's a pity, Townes, that a bit of sense don't get into your head sometimes.

    Here and Hereafter Barry Pain
  • The truth is, Townes, that you think too much of those children of yours.

    Here and Hereafter Barry Pain
  • She's a pretty enough child, but nothing like what Townes thinks.

    Here and Hereafter Barry Pain
  • Had to give that fool Townes a bit of the rough side of my tongue.

    Here and Hereafter Barry Pain
  • I believe in acting fairly by everybody, even if it's only one of Townes' brats.

    Here and Hereafter Barry Pain
  • Had to complain to Townes to-day about his half starving himself.

    Here and Hereafter Barry Pain
  • Townes, of course, is as pleased as Punch, but I very soon knocked that out of him.

    Here and Hereafter Barry Pain
  • (whome the old booke nameth Molle) builded the two Townes Malmesburie and the Vies.

British Dictionary definitions for Townes

Townes

/taʊnz/
noun
1.
Charles Hard. born 1915, US physicist, noted for his research in quantum electronics leading to the invention of the maser and the laser; shared the Nobel prize for physics in 1964
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Townes in Science
Townes
  (tounz)   
American physicist who invented the maser, laying the foundation for the development of laser technology. In 1964 he shared with Russian physicists Nicolay Gennadiyevich Basov and Aleksandr Mikhailovich Prokhorov the Nobel Prize for physics.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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