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Halley   /hˈæli/  /hˈeɪli/   Listen
Halley

noun
1.
English astronomer who used Newton's laws of motion to predict the period of a comet (1656-1742).  Synonyms: Edmond Halley, Edmund Halley.






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"Halley" Quotes from Famous Books



... time, supposes six millions of people in England. The ratio of increase has been found by a variety of observations to be, that 100,000 people augment annually, one year with another to—. Mr. Kerseboom, agreeing with Dr. Halley, makes the number of people thirty-five times the number ...
— The Conqueror • Gertrude Franklin Atherton



Words linked to "Halley" :   Edmund Halley, Edmond Halley, astronomer, stargazer, uranologist



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