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2011-03-09 14:11:59

In March of 1611, a German medical student named Johannes Fabricius left school at Leiden in Holland carrying several of the new-fangled telescopes that were beginning to appear in the Netherlands.


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.