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[huhg-inz] /ˈhʌg ɪnz/
Charles Brenton
[bren-tn] /ˈbrɛn tn/ (Show IPA),
1901–97, U.S. surgeon and medical researcher, born in Canada: Nobel Prize 1966. Unabridged
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  • Col. Huggins, is known as a brave and gallant officer, a man of great physical and moral courage, and of unquestioned veracity.

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  • Huggins, like Hugh, appears to have the same root as Hugin, viz.

  • Mr. Huggins got out of a dancing-master's pose with intelligent alacrity, bade Mr. Dolph a hasty "Good-afternoon!"

    The Story of a New York House Henry Cuyler Bunner
  • “His principal, Allen, addressed him as Huggins,” replied the first lieutenant.

    Hunting the Skipper George Manville Fenn
  • Over a month ago he had been plowing the lower forty of Old Man Huggins's farm.

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  • But you said that this Huggins would kill Mr Allen now that he has got him away.

    Hunting the Skipper George Manville Fenn
  • Indeed, if you ask me, I say you'll get more from Mr. Huggins than from the lawyer.

    Humphrey Bold Herbert Strang
  • Huggins's is far better than theirs; but, by great odds, Beale's is the best.

    Moby Dick; or The Whale Herman Melville
  • In 1868 Huggins succeeded in thus measuring the velocities of stars in the direction of the line of sight.

    History of Astronomy George Forbes
  • The Hopkins' and Huggins' had the mission station there then.

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Sir William. 1824–1910, British astronomer. He pioneered the use of spectroscopy in astronomy and discovered the red shift in the lines of a stellar spectrum
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Huggins in Medicine

Huggins Hug·gins (hŭg'ĭnz), Charles Brenton. Born 1901.

Canadian-born American surgeon. He shared a 1966 Nobel Prize for research in hormone treatment for cancer of the prostate.

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