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Cayley

[key-lee]
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noun
  1. Arthur,1821–95, English mathematician.
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Examples from the Web for cayley

Historical Examples

  • "Matters look bad for that fellow, Cayley Pounce," he observed.

    The Beth Book

    Sarah Grand

  • Old Mr. Cayley, though not the least strait-laced, was a religious man.

  • I particularly wished Cayley Drummle to be one of us to-night.

    The Second Mrs. Tanqueray

    Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

  • Do you know, Cayley, that even the Orreyeds serve a useful purpose?

    The Second Mrs. Tanqueray

    Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

  • Cayley, the lady I am going to marry is the lady—who is known as—Mrs. Jarman.

    The Second Mrs. Tanqueray

    Sir Arthur Wing Pinero


British Dictionary definitions for cayley

Cayley

noun
  1. Arthur. 1821–93, British mathematician, who invented matrices
  2. Sir George. 1773–1857, British engineer and pioneer of aerial navigation. He constructed the first man-carrying glider (1853) and invented the caterpillar tractor
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