- John William Strutt [struht] /strʌt/, 3rd Baron,1842–1919, English physicist: Nobel prize 1904.
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Eggs are also sent to the Rayleigh Dairies in vast quantities.The Danes in Lancashire and Yorkshire
S. W. Partington
He, Rayleigh of Rayleigh Court—to sell to a stranger the park, the fields, the house!
It seems very unfriendly in old Rayleigh to keep such a hold on the property, when Mr Jeeks is willing to buy him off.
The news that Rayleigh and Hockley had also been abandoned by the enemy came in shortly afterwards.The Invasion
William Le Queux
Argon, ar′gon, n. a constituent element of our atmosphere, discovered in 1894 by Rayleigh and Ramsay.
- Lord, title of John William Strutt, 1842–1919, British physicist. He discovered argon (1894) with Ramsay and made important contributions to the theory of sound, the theory of scattering of radiation, etc. Nobel prize for physics 1904
- British physicist whose investigation of the densities of gases led to his discovery (with Sir William Ramsay) of the noble gas argon in 1894. For this work he won the 1904 Nobel Prize for physics.