Example sentences for: discoverer

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  • The name of gallium is not only a pun on the name of its discoverer, Lecoq de Boisbaudran, but a patriotic tribute to his native country—Latin Gallia , Gaul, France.

  • This invalidated the previously unquestioned Principle of the Substitutability of Identicals, which had been formulated by Leibniz in his battle with Figby Newton for recognition as the original discoverer of the infinitesimal calculus.

  • After admiring the unusually tall statue of the discoverer, leave the square from the northeastern corner and walk along Boulevard del Valle; this is a pretty street with a series of brightly painted buildings, but the traffic can be busy.

  • National commemoratives include Americium, Germanium, Polonium and Francium; ancient France likewise gets a nod in Gallium (Ga), the only metal that melts in your hand, not in your chamber (unless you have a very warm room)—named both for Gaul (Latin Gallia, that place which, thanks to Julius Caesar's memoir of its subjugation by the Romans, every schoolchild used to know was divided into three parts) and, in a gesture of unusual levity, as a pun on the name of its discoverer, Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran.

  • Some countries name their currency to honor people famous in their history: bolivar (Venezuela) for the liberator of South America, Simón Bolívar; sucre (Ecuador) for Antonio José de Sucre, chief lieutenant of Bolívar and liberator of what is now Ecuador at the battle of Pichincha in 1822 near Quito; colón (Costa Rica, El Salvador) for Christopher Columbus; balboa (Panama) for Vasco Núñez de Balboa, discoverer of the Pacific Ocean; lempira (Honduras) for the 16th-century Indian chief who is a national symbol of liberty and valor for resisting the Spanish advance; and córdoba (Nicaragua) for Francisco Hernández de Cór doba, first acting governor.


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