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Cav·en·dish(kăv′ən-dĭsh), Henry 1731-1810.
British chemist and physicist who discovered the properties of hydrogen and established that water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen.
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tobacco that has been sweetened and pressed into moulds to form bars
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(Biography) Henry. 1731–1810, British physicist and chemist: recognized hydrogen, determined the composition of water, and calculated the density of the earth by an experiment named after him
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Cav•en•dish(ˈkæv ən dɪʃ)
Henry, 1731–1810, English scientist.
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