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Da·vy

 (dā′vē), Sir Humphry 1778-1829.
British chemist who was a pioneer of electrochemistry, using its methods to isolate sodium and potassium (1807) and barium, boron, calcium, and magnesium (1808).

Davy

(ˈdeɪvɪ)
n
(Biography) Sir Humphry. 1778–1829, English chemist who isolated sodium, magnesium, chlorine, and other elements and suggested the electrical nature of chemical combination. He invented the Davy lamp

Da•vy

(ˈdeɪ vi)

n.
Sir Humphry, 1778–1829, English chemist.
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Marilla's putting Dora to bed," sobbed Davy, "and I'm crying
I ain't crying 'cause Dora fell down cellar," said Davy, cutting short Anne's wellmeant preachment with increasing bitterness.
Yes, Davy, and I hope you'll be always very nice and good to her.
Cause," said Davy very decidedly, "if she does I won't say my prayers before her like I do before you, Anne.
I don't exactly WANT to, Davy, but I feel I ought to go.
All your life, Davy, you'll find yourself doing things you don't want to do.
I want to know," persisted Davy, for whom the subject evidently possessed a certain fascination.
My opinion is,' said Peggotty, taking her eyes from me, after a little indecision and going on with her work, 'that I never was married myself, Master Davy, and that I don't expect to be.
Say I am, my child; say "yes", dear boy, and Peggotty will love you; and Peggotty's love is a great deal better than mine, Davy.
Master Davy, how should you like to go along with me and spend a fortnight at my brother's at Yarmouth?
Davy and Dora, the Green Gables twins, whisked the babies off to the garden.
Dora is so womanly and helpful, and Davy is developing into a very smart boy.