biographical name Henry 1766-1854 & his brother Sealy died 1847 English papermakers & inventors

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  • Fourdrinier — [foor drin′ē ər] adj. [after Sealy and Henry Fourdrinier, 19th c. Eng papermakers, for whom the machine was developed] designating or of a papermaking machine that produces paper in a continuous strip or roll n. such a machine …   English World dictionary

  • Fourdrinier — Four dri nier , n. A machine used in making paper; so named from an early inventor of improvements in this class of machinery. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fourdrinier —    Paper is often called the handmaiden of civilization. It is important as a keeper of records because it is the material on which manuscripts, books, magazines, and newspapers are written or printed. The tools of the financial system money,… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • fourdrinier — fu̇rˈdrinēər, ēˌā noun or fourdrinier machine ( s) Usage: often capitalized F Etymology: after Henry Fourdrinier died 1854 and Sealy Fourdrinier died 1847 English papermakers and inventors : a paper machine in which the web of paper is formed on… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fourdrinier — noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Henry & Sealy Fourdrinier Date: 1839 a machine for making paper in an endless web …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Fourdrinier — /foor drin ee euhr/, n. a machine for manufacturing paper. [1830 40; named after Henry and Sealy Fourdrinier, 19th century English papermakers] * * * …   Universalium

  • fourdrinier — Un Fourdrinier, C est une espine noire qui porte les fourdrines ou prunelles …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • fourdrinier — four·drin·i·er …   English syllables

  • Fourdrinier — /fʊəˈdrɪniə/ (say foouh drineeuh) noun Henry, 1766–1854, English inventor of paper making machinery …   Australian English dictionary

  • Fourdrinier machine — The Fourdrinier Machine is the basis for most modern papermaking, and it has been used in some variation since its conception. The Fourdrinier accomplishes all the steps needed to transform a source of wood pulp into a final paper… …   Wikipedia

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