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Ramsay

[ram-zee] /ˈræm zi/
noun
1.
Allan, 1686–1758, Scottish poet.
2.
George, Dalhousie (def 1).
3.
James Andrew Broun, Dalhousie (def 2).
4.
Sir William, 1852–1916, English chemist: Nobel prize 1904.
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  • Ramsay was jerked out of his absorption in the net by two shrill blasts.

    The Spell of the White Sturgeon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Ramsay corresponded with Voltaire and Rousseau, both of whom he visited.

    Art in England Dutton Cook
  • They came near the end of the rope and Ramsay slowed his strokes a little.

    The Spell of the White Sturgeon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Ramsay's placing of Harnack's writing in general is interesting in this connection.

  • Ramsay laid a friendly hand on Black's mane, and the little horse followed willingly into the barn.

    The Spell of the White Sturgeon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Our line hesitated as Ramsay fell, and the English pressed on with a cheer.

    The Tory Maid Herbert Baird Stimpson
British Dictionary definitions for Ramsay

Ramsay

/ˈræmzɪ/
noun
1.
Allan. ?1686–1758, Scottish poet, editor, and bookseller, noted particularly for his pastoral comedy The Gentle Shepherd (1725): first person to introduce the circulating library in Scotland
2.
his son, Allan 1713–84, Scottish portrait painter
3.
James Andrew Broun Ramsay, See Dalhousie (sense 2)
4.
Gordon. born 1963, British chef and restaurateur; achieved a third Michelin star (2001)
5.
Sir William. 1852–1916, Scottish chemist. He discovered argon (1894) with Rayleigh, isolated helium (1895), and identified neon, krypton, and xenon: Nobel prize for chemistry 1904
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Ramsay
  (rām'zē)   
British chemist who discovered the noble gases argon (with Lord Rayleigh), helium, neon, xenon, and krypton. For this work he was awarded the 1904 Nobel Prize for chemistry. In 1908 his research showed that radon was also a noble gas.
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