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Landau

Lev Davidovich . 1908--68, Soviet physicist, noted for his researches on quantum theory and his work on the theories of solids and liquids: Nobel prize for physics 1962

Landau

 

the body of a sedan-type passenger car with a top that opens only above the back seats. Formerly a landau was a four-seated carriage with a foldable top and two rows of facing seats. It was named for the German town of Landau, which was famous in the 18th century for the manufacture of various types of carriages by highly skilled carriage-makers.

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you don't know Jules Landau, le fameux Jules Landau, le clairvoyant?
The cab and the landau with their steaming horses were in front of the door when I arrived.
'Tell one of the troopers to wait,' said the tall man, and they both passed into the dressing-room together as the landau rolled away.
The vehicle had turned away before he recognized her; it was an ancient landau with one half the cover lowered.
A minute later we were all seated in a comfortable landau, and were rattling through the quaint old Devonshire city.