twiss

An alternate name for a chamber pot

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • Twiss — is a surname, and may refer to:* Horace Twiss, an English writer. * Michael Twiss, an English footballer. * Peter Twiss, a British pilot. * Richard Twiss, co founder and president of Wiconi International. * Richard Q. Twiss, an Indian scientist.… …   Wikipedia

  • Twiss — Richard Twiss (* 24. August 1920; † 20. Mai 2005) war ein englischer Physiker und Radioastronom. Er entwickelte zusammen mit Robert Hanbury Brown das Intensitätsinterferometer. Auszeichnungen 1968 Eddington Medaille Personendaten NAME Twiss,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Twiss — * Dies ist Herr Twiss, auf den ich piss . Inschrift auf einem Nachtgeschirr. Ein Schriftsteller, Namens Twiss, liess im Jahre 1776 eine Reise nach Irland drucken, in der er von den Irländern viel Uebles sagte. Darauf ward in Dublin eine… …   Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

  • Twiss, William — SUBJECT AREA: Canals, Civil engineering, Weapons and armour [br] b. 1745 d. 14 March 1827 Hardon Grange, Bingley, Yorkshire, England. [br] English army officer and military engineer. [br] William Twiss entered the Ordnance Department at the age… …   Biographical history of technology

  • TWISS, SIR TRAVERS —    jurist and economist, born in Westminster; professor of Political Economy at Oxford, and subsequently of Civil Law; drew up in 1884 a constitution for the Congo Free State; his writings include View of the Progress of Political Economy since… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Twiss, Captain —    Hd Of the Royal Engineers, superintends fortification of, 183; takes over plans to England, 184; employed on St. Lawrence canals, 184, 185, 186; visits Haldimand in London, 327 …   The makers of Canada

  • Michael Twiss — Personal information Full name Michael John Twiss[1] Date of birth …   Wikipedia

  • Peter Twiss — Lionel Peter Twiss (born 23 July 1921) OBE DSC and Bar is a British pilot, who held the World Air Speed Record.Educated at Sherborne School, he had been rejected by the Fleet Air Arm as a pilot but when the Second World War broke out, he was… …   Wikipedia

  • Hanbury Brown and Twiss effect — The Hanbury Brown and Twiss effect (HBT) is any of a variety of correlation and anti correlation effects in the intensities received by two detectors from a beam of particles. HBT effects can generally be attributed to the dual wave particle… …   Wikipedia

  • Richard Q. Twiss — (1920 ndash; 20 May, 2005) is famous for his work on the Hanbury Brown and Twiss effect with Robert Hanbury Brown. This led to the development of the Hanbury Brown Twiss intensity interferometer in the UK in 1954. Their work was controversial as… …   Wikipedia

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