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Tyndall

[tin-dl] /ˈtɪn dl/
noun
1.
John, 1820–93, English physicist.
2.
Mount, a mountain in S central California, in the Sierra Nevada near Mount Whitney. 14,018 feet (4273 meters).
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  • So it is said of Faraday by Professor Tyndall, that "pretence of all kinds, whether in life or in philosophy, was hateful to him."

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  • They probably still thought so, all of them, that is, except Tyndall.

    Grove of the Unborn Lyn Venable
  • Tyndall seems a little astray in making creation and evolution contradictory and incompatible.

    Nineteenth Century Questions James Freeman Clarke
  • But Tyndall knew one thing for certain, the mention of his name had been unmistakable.

    Grove of the Unborn Lyn Venable
  • Professor Tyndall speaks of Faraday's friendship as "energy and inspiration."

    Character Samuel Smiles
  • Tyndall was impressed again with the repulsive ugliness of the thing.

    Grove of the Unborn Lyn Venable
  • For Heaven's sake instil a word of caution into Tyndall's ears.

  • Professor Tyndall has himself told us how and where this Address of his was composed.

  • Tyndall calculates that Faraday could easily have realised 150,000; but he declared for science and died a poor man.

    Victorian Literature Clement K. Shorter
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Tyndall

/ˈtɪndəl/
noun
1.
John. 1820–93, Irish physicist, noted for his work on the radiation of heat by gases, the transmission of sound through the atmosphere, and the scattering of light
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