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2005-07-01 13:53:21

LONDON (Reuters) - A collection of notes by the 17thcentury English mathematician and physicist Sir Isaac Newton,that scientists thought had been lost forever, have been found. The notes on alchemy were originally discovered afterNewton's death in 1727 but were lost after they were sold atauction in July 1936 for 15 pounds ($27). They were found while researchers were cataloguingmanuscripts at the Royal Society, Britain's academy of leadingscientists. "This is a hugely exciting find for...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'