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n. - English chemist who isolated many gases and discovered oxygen (independently of Scheele) (1733-1804).

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  • The candidates had the book with them in the exam-room, and the name Priestley is in large letters on the front of the book.
  • You probably wouldn't call Priestley "mad" in the psychological sense of the word.
  • "Priestley, which is universally produced in stagnant water,
  • Few of the leaders of science were in such a position: many of them, such as Priestley, Davy, Faraday, John for more
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