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Struve

[stroo-vuh; German shtroo-vuh] /ˈstru və; German ˈʃtru və/
noun
1.
Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von
[free-drikh gey-awrk vil-helm fuh n] /ˈfri drɪx geɪˈɔrk ˈvɪl hɛlm fən/ (Show IPA),
1793–1864, Russian astronomer, born in Germany.
2.
Otto, 1897–1963, U.S. astronomer, born in Russia (great-grandson of Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve).
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  • This was the telescope through which the astronomer Struve made his earlier studies and discoveries.

  • I know something about this because I happened to be the man that caught Struve.

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  • "I thought it might interest you to know that there's a new arrival in the valley, Mr. Struve," he said smoothly.

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  • Struve notices it and remembers that this fellow weakened before.

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  • At the clank of spur-chain and rowel Struve came hastily into the hallway from his office.

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  • The evening of this second day found Struve still not accounted for.

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  • Bessel, Henderson, and Struve almost simultaneously announced a stellar parallax which could reasonably be accepted.

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  • She pointed it out to Struve, who wheeled and fastened his eyes upon it.

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  • To understand Struve's scheme, it is necessary to know the most important data of his biography.

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  • Struve hung, sputtering and coughing, against the wall where he had been thrown.

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British Dictionary definitions for Struve

Struve

/ˈstruːvə/
noun
1.
Otto. 1897–1963, US astronomer, born in Russia, noted for his work in stellar spectroscopy and his discovery (1937) of interstellar hydrogen
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