[ah-les-sahn-draw] /ˌɑ lɛsˈsɑn drɔ/ (Show IPA), 1745–1827, Italian physicist.
a river in W Africa, in Ghana, formed by the confluence of the Black Volta and the White Volta and flowing S into the Bight of Benin. About 250 miles (400 km) long; with branches about 1240 miles (1995 km) long.
“No” shouts a woman who sells fruit, and who was one of a group on the corner of Via alessandro volta.
The Saint Antonio Fogazzaro
The first primary battery was constructed about 1799 by alessandro volta.
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noun (pl) -te (Italian) (-te)
a quick-moving Italian dance popular during the 16th and 17th centuries
a piece of music written for or in the rhythm of this dance, in triple time
a river in W Africa, formed by the confluence of the Black Volta and the White Volta in N central Ghana: flows south to the Bight of Benin: the chief river of Ghana. Length: 480 km (300 miles); (including the Black Volta) 1600 km (1000 miles)
Lake Volta, an artificial lake in Ghana, extending 408 km (250 miles) upstream from the Volta River Dam on the Volta River: completed in 1966. Area: 8482 sq km (3275 sq miles)
Count Alessandro (alesˈsandro). 1745–1827, Italian physicist after whom the volt is named. He made important contributions to the theory of current electricity and invented the voltaic pile (1800), the electrophorus (1775), and an electroscope
West African river, from 15c. Portuguese Rio da Volta, literally “river of return” (perhaps because it was where ships turned around and headed for home) or “river of bend,” in reference to its course.
Italian physicist who in 1800 invented the voltaic pile, which was the first source of continuous electric current. The volt unit of electromotive force is named for him.
- Albrecht waldstein
Albrecht von [German ahl-brekht fuh n] /German ˈɑl brɛxt fən/ (Show IPA), . Historical Examples We were shown the halberd with which albrecht waldstein (or Wallenstein) was stabbed, a piece of his scull, and other relics. Frederic Chopin, v. 1 (of 2) Moritz Karasowski noun a variant of (Albrecht Wenzel Eusebius von) Wallenstein
Alexander von, 1871–1942, Austrian composer and conductor. noun Alexander. 1871–1942, Austrian composer, living in the US from 1938. His works include the operas Es war einmal (1900) and Eine florentische Tragödie (1917) and the Lyric Symphony (1923)
absent with leave.
- Alice walker
Alice, born 1944, U.S. novelist and short-story writer. David, 1785–1830, U.S. abolitionist. James John (“Jimmy”) 1881–1946, U.S. politician: mayor of New York City 1926–32. John, born 1952, New Zealand track-and-field athlete. Sarah Breedlove [breed-luhv] /ˈbridˌlʌv/ (Show IPA), 1867–1919, U.S. businesswoman and philanthropist. a city in W Michigan. a male given name. Contemporary Examples So it […]
Alfred [al-fred,, -frid;; German ahl-freyt] /ˈæl frɛd,, -frɪd;; German ˈɑl freɪt/ (Show IPA), 1866–1919, Swiss chemist: Nobel prize 1913. a male given name. Contemporary Examples Acclaimed documentarian Werner Herzog takes an unsparing look at the death penalty in his new film, ‘Into the Abyss.’ Werner Herzog’s ‘Into the Abyss’ Explores the Death Penalty Ben Crair […]