Part of speech: verb

To harden, as steel plate, by a process invented by the English physician, H. A. Harvey, 1578- 1657.

Part of speech: verb

To cover or protect such plates.

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Usage examples "harvey":

  1. " If we can only learn mother's wish it shall be granted," said my anxious son Harvey. - "A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences", Laura S. Haviland.
  2. My name isn't Harvey. - "A Little Florida Lady", Dorothy C. Paine.
  3. Frances Dickonson, Mary Spencer, and the others, could they have known it, owed their lives in all probability to the intellectual independence of William Harvey. - "A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718", Wallace Notestein.