Davy


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Related to Davy: Davy Jones, Davy lamp, Davy Crockett, Humphry Davy
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English chemist who was a pioneer in electrochemistry and who used it to isolate elements sodium and potassium and barium and boron and calcium and magnesium and chlorine (1778-1829)

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Say I am, my child; say "yes", dear boy, and Peggotty will love you; and Peggotty's love is a great deal better than mine, Davy.
Master Davy, how should you like to go along with me and spend a fortnight at my brother's at Yarmouth?
1] Davy Jones is the spirit of the sea, or the sea devil, and Davy Jones's locker is the bottom of the ocean; hence, "gone to Davy Jones's locker" signifies "dead and buried in the sea.
I ain't crying 'cause Dora fell down cellar," said Davy, cutting short Anne's wellmeant preachment with increasing bitterness.
Yes, Davy, and I hope you'll be always very nice and good to her.
Cause," said Davy very decidedly, "if she does I won't say my prayers before her like I do before you, Anne.
I don't exactly WANT to, Davy, but I feel I ought to go.
All your life, Davy, you'll find yourself doing things you don't want to do.
I want to know," persisted Davy, for whom the subject evidently possessed a certain fascination.
I will, the next time I see her," said Davy gravely.
Dora is so womanly and helpful, and Davy is developing into a very smart boy.
You are a cargo at sea, and the "cherub that sits up aloft" has Davy Jones's street and number by heart.
Yes,' replied the sexton; adding in a half compassionate, half irritable tone, which the old man couldn't hear, 'you're getting very deaf, Davy, very deaf to be sure
I have been thinking, Davy,' replied the sexton, 'that she,' he pointed to the grave, 'must have been a deal older than you or me.
replied the sexton; 'aye, but, Davy, women don't always tell the truth about their age.