Example sentences for: discoverer

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  • However, there is another element whose nomenclature breaks the rules thanks to a trick its discoverer played on the world.

  • The Rambla ends at the broad open space facing the Monument à Colom, a statue honoring the discoverer Christopher Columbus (Colom in Catalan) that can be climbed for good views of the port.

  • The closest reference you’ll find is on a ramp leading to the Port a Soprana, a medieval turreted gate on Piazza Dante, where there is an obscure plaque indicating the house of the discoverer’s father.

  • 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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