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Bragg

 (brăg), Braxton 1817-1876.
American Confederate general in the Civil War who was defeated in the Chattanooga Campaign (1863).

Bragg

, Sir William Henry 1862-1942.
British physicist. He shared a 1915 Nobel Prize with his son, Australian-born Sir William Lawrence Bragg (1890-1971), for using x-rays to analyze the structure of crystals.

Bragg

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1. (Biography) Billy. born 1957, British rock singer and songwriter, noted for his political protest songs; recordings include Between the Wars (1985), Workers' Playtime (1988), Mermaid Avenue (1998), and England, Half English (2002)
2. (Biography) Melvyn, Baron. born 1939, British novelist, broadcaster, and television executive; presenter of The South Bank Show since 1978
3. (Biography) Sir William Henry. 1862–1942, British physicist, who shared a Nobel prize for physics (1915) with his son, for their study of crystal structures by means of X-rays
4. (Biography) his son, Sir (William) Lawrence, 1890–1971, British physicist

Bragg

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n.
1. Braxton, 1817–76, Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.
2. Sir William Henry, 1862–1942, and his son, Sir William Lawrence, 1890–1971, English physicists: Nobel prize winners 1915.
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He was almost a skeleton when they put him on board the Ramchunder East Indiaman, Captain Bragg, from Calcutta, touching at Madras, and so weak and prostrate that his friend who had tended him through his illness prophesied that the honest Major would never survive the voyage, and that he would pass some morning, shrouded in flag and hammock, over the ship's side, and carrying down to the sea with him the relic that he wore at his heart.
There were no ladies on board; the Major gave the pas of precedency to the civilian, so that he was the first dignitary at table, and treated by Captain Bragg and the officers of the Ramchunder with the respect which his rank warranted.
He ain't got distangy manners, dammy," Bragg observed to his first mate; "he wouldn't do at Government House, Roper, where his Lordship and Lady William was as kind to me, and shook hands with me before the whole company, and asking me at dinner to take beer with him, before the Commander-in-Chief himself; he ain't got manners, but there's something about him--" And thus Captain Bragg showed that he possessed discrimination as a man, as well as ability as a commander.
Sayanna Bragg of Durham bought herself some chicken wings and while she waited for her meal to arrive, she picked-up a scratch-off ticket from the store.
GLAMORGAN'S Will Bragg has announced his retirement from cricket with immediate effect at the age of 31.
Melvyn Bragg will deliver the Gibraltar Lecture at the Blenheim Palace Festival of Literature, Film & Music on Saturday 14th October.
On both occasions, Lord Bragg - a former president of mental health charity Mind - coped by throwing himself into his work.
Here is a brief history of the work of two of Australia's most famous scientists, Sir William Bragg and his son Sir Lawrence Bragg.
COUNTY CRICKET GLAMORGAN batsman Will Bragg produced a Herculean effort to thwart County Championship Division Two opponents Worcestershire's victory bid on the final day in Cardiff.
GLAMORGAN batsman Will Bragg is hoping 2014 can prove his breakthrough season.
The Two Braggs exhibition marks the centenary of the publication of research in 1913 by William Henry Bragg and his son William Lawrence which gave birth to the field of X-ray crystallography - still a vital tool used today to discover new drugs to treat diseases.