[doo-er, dyoo-]


Sir James,1842–1923, Scottish chemist and physicist. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • This instrument has been very kindly lent to me by Professor Dewar.

    The Story of a Tinder-box

    Charles Meymott Tidy

  • It was with this weapon, apparently, that Mr. and Mrs. Dewar had been attacked.

  • Near the bed was an axe belonging to Dewar, stained with blood.

  • "I have some liquid air in this Dewar flask," continued Kennedy.

    The Social Gangster

    Arthur B. Reeve

  • Dewar is a man of independent means—lives on his estate down in Maryland and writes stories between fox hunts.


    Lawton Mackall

British Dictionary definitions for dewar



Donald. 1937–2000, Scottish Labour politician; secretary of state for Scotland (1997–99); first minister of Scotland (1999–2000)
Sir James. 1842–1923, Scottish chemist and physicist. He worked on the liquefaction of gases and the properties of matter at low temperature, invented the vacuum flask, and (with Sir Frederick Abel) was the first to prepare cordite
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