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Bowditch

[ bou-dich ]
/ ˈbaʊ dɪtʃ /
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Nathaniel, 1773–1838, U.S. mathematician, astronomer, and navigator.
a handbook of navigation, American Practical Navigator, originally prepared by N. Bowditch and published since 1802 in a series of editions.

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