gail borden

Borden

[bawr-dn]
noun
1.
Gail, 1801–74, U.S. inventor: developed technique for condensing milk.
2.
Lizzie (Andrew) 1860–1927, defendant in U.S. 1893 trial: acquitted of ax murder of father and stepmother.
3.
Sir Robert Laird [laird] , 1854–1937, Canadian statesman: prime minister 1911–20.
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gail borden

American philanthropist, businessman, and inventor, who envisioned food concentrates as a means of safeguarding the human food supply. He was the first to develop a commercial method of condensing milk, and the dairy company founded by him (renamed Borden, Inc., in 1968) expanded and diversified to become a sizable conglomerate

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