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Wollaston

[woo l-uh-stuh n]
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  1. William Hyde,1766–1828, English chemist and physicist.
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Historical Examples

  • Why did Mr. Wollaston add the same word to his Religion of Nature?

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    Samuel Johnson

  • This was not the result sought by Wollaston, but it was closely related to that result.

  • On the day of the funeral the belated ships of Whitney and Wollaston arrived.

    Sir Walter Ralegh

    William Stebbing

  • Whitney and Wollaston planned the plunder of homeward-bound Spanish ships.

    Sir Walter Ralegh

    William Stebbing

  • Its progress was slow, and accidents detained Whitney's and Wollaston's vessels.

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    William Stebbing


wollaston in Science

Wollaston

[wulə-stən]
  1. British chemist and physicist who discovered the elements palladium (1803) and rhodium (1804). In 1805 he devised a process for producing malleable platinum that could be used to make various utensils and apparatus. Wollaston was also one of the first scientists to realize that the arrangement of atoms in a molecule must be three-dimensional.
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