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Torricelli

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an Italian mathematician (1608–47), noted for his explanation of the rise of water in a common barometer. Galileo explained the phenomenon by the ipse dixit of “Nature abhors a vacuum.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Torralba (Doctor)
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