EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun tobacco that has been softened, sweetened, and pressed into cakes. Origin of cavendish
First recorded in
1830–40; presumably named after maker or handler noun Henry, 1731–1810, English chemist and physicist. William, 4th Duke of Devonshire, 1720–64, British statesman: prime minister 1756–57.
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Cavendish Mansions, Barnes alighted and offered the man a sovereign.
They walked to the promenade and dropped her at
And then she inquired of Emma how Mrs.
Cavendish was getting on.
Cavendish was firm, and the arrangement was made according to her plan.
The circumstances of
Cavendish's death are as remarkable as his career in life. British Dictionary definitions for cavendish noun tobacco that has been sweetened and pressed into moulds to form bars Word Origin for cavendish
C19: perhaps from the name of the first maker
noun Henry. 1731–1810, British physicist and chemist: recognized hydrogen, determined the composition of water, and calculated the density of the earth by an experiment named after him
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Cavendish [kăv ′ən-dĭsh] Henry 1731-1810 British chemist and physicist who in 1766 discovered hydrogen, which he called inflammable air. He also demonstrated that it is the lightest of all the gases and established that water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen. In 1798, Cavendish estimated with great accuracy the mean density of the Earth.
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