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Lockyer

[lok-yer]
noun
  1. Sir Joseph Norman,1836–1920, English astronomer and author.
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Examples from the Web for lockyer

Historical Examples

  • With it he delivered the letter of the English Captain Lockyer, with its proposals.

    Golden Days for Boys and Girls

    Various

  • Among the wounded were Captain Lockyer, in command, and other officers.

  • "Then this is for you," and Captain Lockyer handed Lafitte a bulky package.

  • And Lockyer knew that to persist was simply to endanger his dignity.

    The Grain Of Dust

    David Graham Phillips

  • Then as the boy withdrew he said to Lockyer: "Now, sir, what is it?"

    The Grain Of Dust

    David Graham Phillips


British Dictionary definitions for lockyer

Lockyer

noun
  1. Sir Joseph Norman. 1836–1920, English astronomer: a pioneer in solar spectroscopy, he was the first to observe helium in the sun's atmosphere (1868)
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