Cavendish


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British chemist and physicist who established that water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen and who calculated the density of the earth (1731-1810)

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I had imagined that we were bound for Baker Street, but Holmes stopped the cab at the corner of Cavendish Square.
To this both Chauncey Delarouse and Bruce Cadogan Cavendish nodded prompt affirmation.
Some vocabulary," Bruce Cadogan Cavendish muttered in aside to Chauncey Delarouse.
Cavendish, who had married John's father when he was a widower with two sons, had been a handsome woman of middle-age as I remembered her.
Cavendish, however, was a lady who liked to make her own plans, and expected other people to fall in with them, and in this case she certainly had the whip hand, namely: the purse strings.
John Cavendish was waiting on the platform, and piloted me out to the car.
I shall never forget my first sight of Mary Cavendish.
Cavendish gave me some tea, and her few quiet remarks heightened my first impression of her as a thoroughly fascinating woman.
The evening passed pleasantly enough; and I dreamed that night of that enigmatical woman, Mary Cavendish.
Cavendish until lunch-time, when she volunteered to take me for a walk, and we spent a charming afternoon roaming in the woods, returning to the house about five.
Finally John Cavendish, finding his persuasions of no avail, went off to look up the trains.
Cavendish suddenly detached herself from the group, and moved across the drive to the lawn to meet a tall bearded man who had been evidently making for the house.
She looked at the little white bed, which had been hers a few days before, and thought she would like to sleep in it that night, and wake, as formerly, with her mother smiling over her in the morning: Then she thought with terror of the great funereal damask pavilion in the vast and dingy state bedroom, which was awaiting her at the grand hotel in Cavendish Square.
They came down-stairs with powder before them and powder behind, the elder sister haughty and the younger sister humbled, and were shut out into unpowdered Harley Street, Cavendish Square.
MARK CAVENDISH has signed for South African cycling team MTN-Qhubeka - with their blessing to chase Olympic gold next year.