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cavendish

[kav-uh n-dish] /ˈkæv ən dɪʃ/
noun
1.
tobacco that has been softened, sweetened, and pressed into cakes.
Origin of cavendish
1830-1840
1830-40; presumably named after maker or handler

Cavendish

[kav-uh n-dish] /ˈkæv ən dɪʃ/
noun
1.
Henry, 1731–1810, English chemist and physicist.
2.
William, 4th Duke of Devonshire, 1720–64, British statesman: prime minister 1756–57.
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  • When Mr cavendish awoke, he said to himself, "Confound these women!"

    Miss Marjoribanks Mrs (Margaret) Oliphant
  • They walked to the promenade and dropped her at cavendish House.

    Jan and Her Job L. Allen Harker
  • Philip Staines had a large house in cavendish Square, a crusty old patient, like himself, had left him.

    A Simpleton Charles Reade
  • But Miss cavendish was firm, and the arrangement was made according to her plan.

    Victor's Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • "But the managers seem inclined to cut their cavendish very fine just at present," she said.

  • And then she inquired of Emma how Mrs. cavendish was getting on.

    Victor's Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • Hanover Square and cavendish Square were open fields in the year 1716.

    The Town Leigh Hunt
  • He was a member of the Baldwin, the cavendish, and the Bagatelle card clubs.

    The Return of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Yet, from some whim of philanthropy, he had not a home and practice in cavendish Square, but dwelt and labored in Chelsea.

    The Mark Of Cain Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for cavendish

cavendish

/ˈkævəndɪʃ/
noun
1.
tobacco that has been sweetened and pressed into moulds to form bars
Word Origin
C19: perhaps from the name of the first maker

Cavendish

/ˈkævəndɪʃ/
noun
1.
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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Cavendish
  (kāv'ən-dĭsh)   
British chemist and physicist who in 1766 discovered hydrogen, which he called "inflammable air." He also demonstrated that it is the lightest of all the gases and established that water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen. In 1798, Cavendish estimated with great accuracy the mean density of the Earth.
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