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Congreve

[kon-greev, kong-] /ˈkɒn griv, ˈkɒŋ-/
noun
1.
William, 1670–1729, English dramatist.
2.
Sir William, 1772–1828, English engineer and inventor.
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Congreve

/ˈkɒŋɡriːv/
noun
1.
William. 1670–1729, English dramatist, a major exponent of Restoration comedy; author of Love for Love (1695) and The Way of the World (1700)
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Congreve

in reference to rockets or matches, from Sir William Congreve (1772-1828).

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