Cavendish


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Cav·en·dish

 (kăv′ən-dĭsh), Henry 1731-1810.
British chemist and physicist who discovered the properties of hydrogen and established that water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen.

cavendish

(ˈkævəndɪʃ)
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tobacco that has been sweetened and pressed into moulds to form bars
[C19: perhaps from the name of the first maker]

Cavendish

(ˈkævəndɪʃ)
n
(Biography) Henry. 1731–1810, British physicist and chemist: recognized hydrogen, determined the composition of water, and calculated the density of the earth by an experiment named after him

Cav•en•dish

(ˈkæv ən dɪʃ)

n.
Henry, 1731–1810, English scientist.
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Having no near relations or friends, I was trying to make up my mind what to do, when I ran across John Cavendish.
Cavendish, who had married John's father when he was a widower with two sons, had been a handsome woman of middle-age as I remembered her.
Again he paused to kiss his hand to the memory of her, and Slim, alias Bruce Cadogan Cavendish, took advantage to interject:
To this both Chauncey Delarouse and Bruce Cadogan Cavendish nodded prompt affirmation.
On quitting Brighton, our friend George, as became a person of rank and fashion travelling in a barouche with four horses, drove in state to a fine hotel in Cavendish Square, where a suite of splendid rooms, and a table magnificently furnished with plate and surrounded by a half-dozen of black and silent waiters, was ready to receive the young gentleman and his bride.
She looked at the little white bed, which had been hers a few days before, and thought she would like to sleep in it that night, and wake, as formerly, with her mother smiling over her in the morning: Then she thought with terror of the great funereal damask pavilion in the vast and dingy state bedroom, which was awaiting her at the grand hotel in Cavendish Square.
So saying, he led Kate off, at a good round pace, towards Cavendish Square.
Now, Amy,' said her sister, 'come with me, if you are not too tired to walk to Harley Street, Cavendish Square.
They came down-stairs with powder before them and powder behind, the elder sister haughty and the younger sister humbled, and were shut out into unpowdered Harley Street, Cavendish Square.
Geese, young ladies," returns Uncle, in a tone that keeps us quiet till Flo settles down to enjoy the FLIRTATIONS OF CAPTAIN CAVENDISH, and I have the scenery all to myself.
With that he blew out his candle, put on a greatcoat, and set forth in the direction of Cavendish Square, that citadel of medicine, where his friend, the great Dr.
So along the Strand, up Swallow Street, into the Oxford Road, and thence to his house in Welbeck Street, near Cavendish Square, whither he was attended by a few dozen idlers; of whom he took leave on the steps with this brief parting, 'Gentlemen, No Popery.