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[brigz] /brɪgz/
Henry, 1561–1630, English mathematician. Unabridged
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  • Mr. Briggs does see about it; he sees the builder, who tells him that “a little compo” is all that is wanted.

  • Briggs is in charge on the third floor front, and Dickson has the back rooms.

    Ester Ried Yet Speaking Isabella Alden
  • Briggs sauntered into sight presently, his arms full of flowers.

    Iole Robert W. Chambers
  • From Mr. Briggs, who, of course, got them by letter from his daughter.

  • The appearance of Mr Briggs was by no means rendered more attractive by illness and negligence of dress.

    Cecilia, Volume 1 (of 3) Frances Burney
British Dictionary definitions for Briggs


Henry. 1561–1631, English mathematician: introduced common logarithms
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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