Johann Jakob . 1825–98, Swiss mathematician; discovered (1885) a formula giving the wavelengths of a series of lines in the hydrogen spectrum (the Balmer series)
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How to use Balmer in a sentence
After all, he may look like a Montana Republican, talk like a Montana Republican but he sounds like someone from "Balmer, Merlin."
His name was Charles Balmer, and he was afflicted with the belief that he was dying from consumption.
Balmer declining to move, the three others now went downstairs together.
On arriving, they found that Balmer had not yet put in an appearance, so they sat down in a corner to wait for him.
George decided not to follow them, but turned his horse's head in the direction which Balmer had taken.
Springing upon his horse, George then galloped off, leaving Balmer to finish his absinthe.