Congreve, William 1670-1729. English playwright known for their comedies, including appreciate for appreciate (1695) together with means of the entire world (1700).
Short for cogreve rocket, a robust kind of rocket previously found in war, in a choice of the area or for bombardment. Inside former instance it absolutely was armed with shell, shrapnel, or other missiles; within the latter, with an inextinguishable explosive material, inclosed in a metallic case. It was directed by a lengthy wood stick.
Short for Congreve match, an earlier friction match, containing sulphur, potassium chlorate, and antimony sulphide.
a type of lucifer match. See lucifer, 3.
English playwright remembered for his comedies (1670-1729)