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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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He got so frightened about his plaguy soul, that he shrinked and sheered away from whales, for fear of after-claps in case he got stove and went to Davy Jones.
this is the way a fellow feels when he's going to Davy Jones --all a rush down an endless inclined plane
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.
You and me should get on well, Hawkins, for I'll take my davy I should be rated ship's boy.
For aught I know he has gone to sea once more on his chest, and may land to bother some people on the other side of the world; though it's a thousand pities," added he, "if he has gone to Davy Jones's[1] locker, that he had not left his own locker[2] behind him.
Put to rest in Davy Jones's locker this many a day, as likely as not.
Badger, "speaking in his figurative naval manner, that when you make pitch hot, you cannot make it too hot; and that if you only have to swab a plank, you should swab it as if Davy Jones were after you.
The common sense of Franklin, Dalton, Davy and Black, is the same common sense which made the arrangements which now it discovers.
So exhausted was I that they had to carry me to their hut, and great was my gratitude when on opening my eyes, I found myself in that romantic edifice instead of in Davy Jones's locker.
Marilla's putting Dora to bed," sobbed Davy, "and I'm crying
Leaving his wife at Lichfield, he set off with his friend and pupil David Garrick, as he afterwards said, "With twopence halfpenny in my pocket, and thou, Davy, with three halfpence in thine.
Davy and Dora, the Green Gables twins, whisked the babies off to the garden.