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roemer

[rey-mer; German rœ-muh r] /ˈreɪ mər; German ˈrœ mər/
noun, plural roemers German, roemer
[rœ-muh r] /ˈrœ mər/ (Show IPA)
1.
a German wineglass having a body with a globular top and a cylindrical bottom often decorated with prunts, supported by a conical foot.
Origin of roemer
1895-1900
1895-1900; < German, originally a glass for toasting; cognate with Dutch roemer; akin to German rühmen to praise
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  • The progressive motion of light had been roughly ascertained by roemer: let that be the velocity of the wind.

    Astronomy David Todd
  • When roemer observed in spring it was less, and in autumn it was more than usual.

    Pioneers of Science Oliver Lodge
  • The velocity of the light waves was first established by roemer, a Danish astronomer, in 1675.

    Aether and Gravitation William George Hooper
  • Among these was roemer Visscher, "the round roemer," as he was known among his intimates.

    Vondel's Lucifer Joost van den Vondel
  • Of the famous daughters of roemer, two cultivated literature with marked success.

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