1. DavidDavy, 1786–1836, U.S. frontiersman, politician, and folklore hero.
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  • Find the 317th page, Davy, and begin at the top of the right-hand column.

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  • Davy said “What I am I have made myself;” and the same holds true universally.


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  • Davy laughed almost fiercely, "Ay, and the girl herself," he said.

  • "I lave it with you," said Davy, charging his pipe afresh as a signal of his neutrality.

  • "Ate, drink—there's plenty, boys; there's plenty," said Davy.

British Dictionary definitions for davy


  1. Sir Humphry. 1778–1829, English chemist who isolated sodium, magnesium, chlorine, and other elements and suggested the electrical nature of chemical combination. He invented the Davy lampSee Davy lamp


  1. David, known as Davy Crockett. 1786–1836, US frontiersman, politician, and soldier
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davy in Science


[dāvē]Sir Humphry 1778-1829
  1. British chemist who was a pioneer of electrochemistry. By means of electrolysis Davy isolated several elements, including sodium and potassium (1807), and barium, boron, calcium, and magnesium (1808). He also proved that diamonds are a form of carbon.
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