Davy meaning

dāvē
(person) 1778-1829; Eng. chemist.
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Rather than testify in open court, each sailor posted a davy before sailing off.

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A davy lamp, more often capitalized as Davy lamp, a type of safety lamp.

The miner knew the old davy was safer than any open flame, but far riskier than a modern flashlight.

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