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Ag·as·siz

 (ăg′ə-sē), Elizabeth Cabot Cary 1822-1907.
American educator who helped organize the predecessor of Radcliffe College (1879) and served as Radcliffe's first president (1894-1899).

Agassiz

, Lake
A glacial lake of the Pleistocene Epoch extending over much of present-day Manitoba and including parts of Minnesota, North Dakota, Ontario, and Saskatchewan.

Agassiz

(French aɡasi)
n
(Biography) Jean Louis Rodolphe (ʒɑ̃ lwi rɔdɔlf). 1807–73, Swiss natural historian and geologist, settled in the US after 1846

Ag•as•siz

(ˈæg ə si)

n.
1. Alexander, 1835–1910, U.S. oceanographer and marine zoologist, born in Switzerland.
2. his father, (Jean) Louis (Rodolphe) (ʒɑ̃) 1807–73, U.S. zoologist and geologist, born in Switzerland.
3. Lake, a lake existing in the prehistoric Pleistocene Epoch in central North America. 700 mi. (1127 km) long.
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Noun1.Agassiz - United States naturalist (born in Switzerland) who studied fossil fishAgassiz - United States naturalist (born in Switzerland) who studied fossil fish; recognized geological evidence that ice ages had occurred in North America (1807-1873)
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I should say that those New England rocks on the sea-coast, which Agassiz imagines to bear the marks of violent scraping contact with vast floating icebergs --I should say, that those rocks must not a little resemble the Sperm Whale in this particular.
This love of money is the curse of America, and for the sake of it men will sell honour and honesty, till we don't know whom to trust, and it is only a genius like Agassiz who dares to say, 'I cannot waste my time in getting rich,' " said Mrs.
I cannot promise to be an Agassiz or a Sumner, mother; but I do promise to be an honest man, please God.
He looked very much like Agassiz, and his wife, in her old-fashioned black silk dress, overskirted and tight-sleeved, reminded Alexander of the early pictures of Mrs.
Far from feeling any surprise that some of the cave-animals should be very anomalous, as Agassiz has remarked in regard to the blind fish, the Amblyopsis, and as is the case with the blind Proteus with reference to the reptiles of Europe, I am only surprised that more wrecks of ancient life have not been preserved, owing to the less severe competition to which the inhabitants of these dark abodes will probably have been exposed.
Although not a Young Earth creationist, (4) Agassiz believed in multiple acts of creation over long periods of time by an interventionist deity, and was the last major American scientist to oppose Darwin's theory of evolution (Linville 448).
In 1989, Wallace Broecker of Columbia University suggested the Younger Dryas resulted from an abrupt overflow of Lake Agassiz, a colossal pool of meltwater along the southern edge of Canada's ice sheet.
Piaba Triportheus angulatus Sardinha (Spix and Agassiz, 1829) Triportheus auritus Sardinha (Valenciennes, 1850) Triportheus albus Cope, Sardinha 1872 Cynodontidae Hydrolycus armatus Peixe-cachorro (Jardine, 1841) Hydrolycus tatauaia Peixe-cachorro Toledo-Piza, Menezes and Santos, 1999 Raphiodon vulpinus Spix Peixe-cachorro and Agassiz, 1829 Serrasalmidae Myleus sp.
She volunteered as a companion at Oakdale Nursing Home; she attended Camp Agassiz Easter Seals Camp, first as a camper, then as a counselor in training.
Geological evidence shows that the Big Freeze was brought about by a sudden influx of freshwater, when the glacial Lake Agassiz in North America burst its banks and poured into the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans.
The expedition was not devoted entirely to disinterested science: promoting the opening of the Amazon to international navigation was on the agenda (with hoped-for control by American interests), and Agassiz hoped to prove some unacceptable racial hybridization theories for domestic use.
Currently being fabricated by Construction Resource Group in Agassiz, British Columbia, the house will be trucked down to Sunset and assembled for tours.