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Da·vis

 (dā′vĭs)
A city of north-central California west of Sacramento. A branch of the University of California (established 1905) is here.

Davis

(ˈdeɪvɪs)
n
1. (Biography) Sir Andrew (Frank). born 1944, British conductor; chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra (1989–2000) and of the Chicago Lyric Opera from 2000
2. (Biography) Bette (ˈbɛtɪ), real name Ruth Elizabeth Davis. 1908–89, US film actress, whose films include Of Human Bondage (1934), Jezebel (1938) for which she won an Oscar, All About Eve (1950), Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), The Nanny (1965), and The Whales of August (1987)
3. (Biography) Sir Colin (Rex). 1927–2013, English conductor, noted for his interpretation of the music of Berlioz
4. (Biography) Jefferson. 1808–89, president of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War (1861–65)
5. (Biography) Joe. 1901–78, English billiards and snooker player: world champion from 1927 to 1946
6. (Biography) John. Also called: John Davys. ?1550–1605, English navigator: discovered the Falkland Islands (1592); searched for a Northwest Passage
7. (Biography) Miles (Dewey). 1926–91, US jazz trumpeter and composer
8. (Biography) Steve. born 1957, English snooker player: world champion 1981, 1983–84, 1987–89

Da•vis

(ˈdeɪ vɪs)

n.
1. Bet•te (ˈbɛt i) (Ruth Elizabeth Davis), 1908-89, U.S. film actress.
2. Jefferson, 1808–89, president of the Confederate States of America 1861–65.
3. Miles (Dewey, Jr.), 1926–91, U.S. jazz trumpeter.
4. Sammy, Jr., 1925–90, U.S. singer and entertainer.
5. Stuart, 1894–1964, U.S. painter and illustrator.
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Noun1.Davis - English navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage (1550-1605)Davis - English navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage (1550-1605)
2.Davis - United States painter who developed an American version of cubism (1894-1964)Davis - United States painter who developed an American version of cubism (1894-1964)
3.Davis - United States jazz musicianDavis - United States jazz musician; noted for his trumpet style (1926-1991)
4.Davis - American statesmanDavis - American statesman; president of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War (1808-1889)
5.Davis - United States tennis player who donated the Davis Cup for international team tennis competition (1879-1945)
6.Davis - United States film actress (1908-1989)Davis - United States film actress (1908-1989)
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Davis, with a monstrous nose and a hump, and the words, `Young ladies, my eye is upon you
I am told, on good authority, that on the Barbary coast, a Commodore Davis of the British navy found the skeleton of a sperm whale.
Davis was set to grapple with the Herculean labor of putting a complete underground system in the wire-bound city of New York.
Never, sir; in the northern only, and as much in Behring as in Davis Straits.
Drugger Davis was one of the most terrible and depraved criminals that ever baffled our police.
Davis, but Winterbourne paid her the compliment of saying to himself that she was not, after all, such a monstrous goose.
Davis in the act of signing a secession act or some such document.
Davis prayed for all those exposed to the perils of the sea, I added in thought `and for all those who live in houses where cushions are loved not wisely but too well
Hold on there, Davis," he called to the faro-dealer, who had shoved his chair back from the table.
If he makes out you can have him for twenty dollars," Collins told the man, Wilton Davis.
is reported to have met with the surviving officers and men of the Expedition in Davis Strait.
Saxon saw young Frank Davis, a friend of Bert's and a father of several months' standing, press the muzzle of his revolver against a scab's stomach and fire.