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Discovery

 

the name of several British expedition ships from the 17th century to the 20th.

(1) A bark (55 tons) of the British East India Company that searched for the Northwest Passage from 1602 to 1616. The ship made its most important ventures under the command of H. Hudson in 1610-11, when Hudson Bay was discovered and explored. T. Button in 1612 and R. Bylot (with his navigator W. Baffin) in 1615 also made important voyages. Bylot and Baffin discovered Baffin Bay in 1616.

(2) A sloop (300 tons) that sailed with J. Cook on his third circumnavigation of the world; in 1776-79 it was under the command of C. Clerke.

(3) A steamship (1,620 tons) that served as a base for two antarctic expeditions, in 1901-04 (commanded by R. F. Scott) and in 1929-31 (with the Australian expedition headed byD. Mawson). Important oceanographic studies were done during the ship’s voyages.

What does it mean when you dream about a discovery?

Discovery has a negative meaning, as in finding out about something that has been concealed, and a positive meaning, as when one makes a new discovery. Dream discoveries in the first sense may simply indicate anxiety, rather than something actually being hidden. Dream discoveries in the second sense may show the dreamer is entering into a new phase of life or a new phase of personal development, such as recovery from a major upheaval.

discovery

[di′skəv·ə·rē]
(mining engineering)
Finding of a valuable mineral deposit.

Discovery

Discretion (See PRUDENCE.)
Archimedes
(287–212 B.C.) discovered fluid displacement principle while bathing. [Gk. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 272]
Blue Nile
its source discovered by James Bruce, c. 1773. [Br. Hist.: NCE]
Dead Sea scrolls
ancient manuscripts of Biblical commentaries found in cave. [Jew. Hist.: Wigoder, 152]
Eureka!
exclaimed Archimedes, on discovering specific gravity principle. [Gk. Hist.: NCE, 137]
Franklin, Benjamin
(1706–1790) used a simple kite to identify lightning as electricity. [Science: NCE, 1000]
Kaldi
Arabian goatherd; alleged discoverer of coffee (850). [Arab. Hist.: Grun, 97]
New World
Christopher Columbus’s expeditions to Americas from 1492 led to further exploration and development. [Eur. Hist.: Jameson, 107–108]
Newton, Sir Isaac
(1642–1727) a falling apple said to have inspired theory of gravitation. [Science: NCE, 1929]
Pacific Ocean
Its American coast discovered by Vasco Nuñez de Balboa in 1513. [Amer. Hist.: NCE, 213]
Philippines
discovered by Magellan during his attempted circumnavigation of the globe. [World Hist.: Benét, 618]
Rosetta Stone
inscribed in three languages; key to hieroglyphics. [Fr. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 935]
San Salvador
Bahamian island, Columbus’s first landfall in his discovery of America. [Am. Hist.: Benét, 214]
Sutter’s Mill
where James Marshall discovered California gold (1848). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2662]
Tutankhamun’s tomb
incredible archaeological find unlocks the past. [Egypt. Hist.: NCE, 2809]

discovery

Law the compulsory disclosure by a party to an action of relevant documents in his possession
References in classic literature ?
My feat then was as marvelous upon Mars as it would have been upon Earth, and from desiring to annihilate me they suddenly looked upon me as a wonderful discovery to be captured and exhibited among their fellows.
I now proposed to Toby that instead of rambling about the island, exposing ourselves to discovery at every turn, we should select some place as our fixed abode for as long a period as our food should hold out, build ourselves a comfortable hut, and be as prudent and circumspect as possible.
His objects were to ascertain the breadth of the continent at its broadest part, and to determine on some place on the shores of the Pacific, where government might establish a post to facilitate the discovery of a northwest passage, or a communication between Hudson's Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
To cross the rear of the village, keeping always in the densest shadows, had required but a few moments, and the fortunate circumstance of the discovery of the hut poles lying so near the palisade had solved for her the problem of the passage of the high wall.
Vague apprehensions of the next discovery to come, filled his mind for the first time.
In the momentary irritation caused by my discovery of the emptiness of the last drawer, I had just lifted my foot to push it back into its place, when the door communicating with the hall opened, and Major Fitz-David stood before me.
You have been told that the fifteenth century was a dull time in English literature, but that it was also a time of new action and new life, for the discovery of new worlds and the discovery of printing had opened men's eyes and minds to new wonders.
It's a startling discovery, my dear child--there is no denying that.
Religious cautions against showing too much favour to bastards; and a great discovery made by Mrs Deborah Wilkins.
No search had been made up here, for the tide had been running strongly down, at that time of the night of Christmas Eve, and the likeliest places for the discovery of a body, if a fatal accident had happened under such circumstances, all lay--both when the tide ebbed, and when it flowed again--between that spot and the sea.
These are my enticements, and they are sufficient to conquer all fear of danger or death and to induce me to commence this laborious voyage with the joy a child feels when he embarks in a little boat, with his holiday mates, on an expedition of discovery up his native river.
These precautions enabled the coroner and jury to settle the question of identity, and to confirm the correctness of the servant's assertion; the evidence offered by competent witnesses, and by the discovery of certain facts, being subsequently strengthened by an examination of the dead man's watch.