Discovery Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Discovery

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

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