Dewar


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Dewar

(ˈdjuːə)
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1. (Biography) Donald. 1937–2000, Scottish Labour politician; secretary of state for Scotland (1997–99); first minister of Scotland (1999–2000)
2. (Biography) Sir James. 1842–1923, Scottish chemist and physicist. He worked on the liquefaction of gases and the properties of matter at low temperature, invented the vacuum flask, and (with Sir Frederick Abel) was the first to prepare cordite
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Noun1.Dewar - vacuum flask that holds liquid air or helium for scientific experimentsDewar - vacuum flask that holds liquid air or helium for scientific experiments
vacuum bottle, vacuum flask - flask with double walls separated by vacuum; used to maintain substances at high or low temperatures
2.Dewar - Scottish chemist and physicist noted for his work in cryogenics and his invention of the Dewar flask (1842-1923)
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John Dewar and his two sons, John Alexander and Tommy, who began as small wine and spirits merchants laid the solid, sustainable foundation for what is now DEWAR'S, a top-selling global brand -- part of the Bacardi family of brands.
The then-prime minister paid tribute to Dewar, who died in October 2000 at the age of 63, as "one of the towering political figures of his generation".
A row broke out in the bar when she confronted Dewar about wine she claimed was taken before it was finished.
Dewar, who has a long list of previous convictions, was freed a few hours later because of the lawman's howler.
He finally left after Ms Dewar, 43, handed over pounds 40 and she was able to escape into the street and summon help from a neighbour who called an ambulance, the court was told.
The court was told how 64-year-old Dewar, of Milton Keynes, was once a successful businessman, but a gambling addiction ruined his life.
Wednesday - someone walking on the beach spotted the 19-pound cat, shivering and wet, in an undersized cage below the surf line on the San Buenaventura State Beach, Dewar said.
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Mr Dewar died of a brain haemorrhage in October 2000.
Dewar said there were "worrisome reports from a number of our community groups that .
Mr Dewar would 'borrow' in his own mind to keep up with others also involved.
DONALD DEWAR never recovered from the break-up of his marriage, friends reveal in a TV documentary this week.