John Raleigh, 1865–1955, U.S. religious leader: Nobel Peace Prize 1946.
Lucretia Coffin, 1793–1880, U.S. social reformer: advocate of women’s rights.
Sir Nevill Francis
[nev-uh l] /ˈnɛv əl/ (Show IPA), 1905–96, British physicist: developer of solid-state circuitry; Nobel Prize 1977.
[loo-kree-shuh s] /luˈkri ʃəs/ noun 1. (Titus Lucretius Carus) 97?–54 b.c, Roman poet and philosopher. /luːˈkriːʃɪəs/ noun 1. full name Titus Lucretius Carus. ?96–55 bc, Roman poet and philosopher. In his didactic poem De rerum natura, he expounds Epicurus’ atomist theory of the universe
[loo-kyoo-breyt] /ˈlu kyʊˌbreɪt/ verb (used without object), lucubrated, lucubrating. 1. to work, write, or study laboriously, especially at night. 2. to write learnedly. /ˈluːkjʊˌbreɪt/ verb 1. (intransitive) to write or study, esp at night v. “to work at night,” 1620s, from Latin lucubratus, past participle of lucubrare “to work by lamplight” (see lucubration). Literally, “to […]
[loo-kyoo-brey-shuh n] /ˌlu kyʊˈbreɪ ʃən/ noun 1. laborious work, study, thought, etc., especially at night. 2. the result of such activity, as a learned speech or dissertation. 3. Often, lucubrations. any literary effort, especially of a pretentious or solemn nature. /ˌluːkjʊˈbreɪʃən/ noun 1. laborious study, esp at night 2. (often pl) a solemn literary work […]
[loo-kyoo-luh nt] /ˈlu kyʊ lənt/ adjective 1. clear or lucid: a luculent explanation. 2. convincing; cogent. /ˈluːkjʊlənt/ adjective (rare) 1. easily understood; lucid 2. bright or shining; glowing