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Briggs

 (brĭgz), Henry 1561-1630.
English mathematician who devised the decimal-based system of logarithms and invented the modern method of long division.

Briggs

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(Biography) Henry. 1561–1631, English mathematician: introduced common logarithms
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Briggs, "it is very proper that every person should have rest, and be able to go to church on Sundays, but I should have thought you would not have minded such a short distance for the horse, and only once a day; you would have all the afternoon and evening for yourself, and we are very good customers, you know.
Briggs often goes out shopping for hours, or making calls, and then she pays down fair and honorable like a lady; there's no beating down or making three hours into two hours and a half, as some folks do; and it is easy work for the horses; not like tearing along to catch trains for people that are always a quarter of an hour too late; and if I don't oblige her in this matter it is very likely we shall lose them altogether.
Briggs would give you a sovereign every Sunday morning, I would not have you a seven-days' cabman again.
Briggs, my dear," said Jerry, "and what I mean to stick to.
Briggs calmly took a paper from his pocket, and read out in a sort of official, nasal voice:-
Briggs, Wood, Mason, I invite you all to come up to the house and visit Mrs.
Even envious Miss Briggs never spoke ill of her; high and mighty Miss Saltire (Lord Dexter's granddaughter) allowed that her figure was genteel; and as for Miss Swartz, the rich woolly-haired mulatto from St.
I ha' gone t' th' brigg, minded to fling myseln ower, and ha' no more on't.
Amanda Briggs, 31, admitted causing grievous bodily harm to Catherine Whittaker, 45, who suffered a broken hip.
Since Briggs Equipment supplied just 15 Hyster machines for Cummins Darlington Engine Plant in 1998, the relationship has grown.
Times have changed, however, and Briggs writes that the Bible has "largely receded from public view.
Based in Milwaukee, Briggs & Stratton produces lawn mower engines and small engines.