eureka

[ yoo-ree-kuh, yuh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF eureka
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This paper is from the collection of 105 in the Court House at Eureka.

"Eureka sees better in the dark than we can," whispered Dorothy.

They mounted into the buggy, Dorothy holding Eureka safe in her lap.

Dorothy held Eureka in her arms and bade her friends a fond good-bye.

"Eureka," said the doctor calmly, and emitted a curly cloud.

Eureka stared upon the Prophet, who began to feel very nervous.

"I think she's with Eureka in tea-room number 1," replied Mrs. Bridgeman.

But at this point Eureka suddenly seemed to lose interest in the matter.

"I do see something," said Eureka, in a dim and heavy voice.

"I'll get him to back Eureka up, and then it will be quite safe," she said.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from Greek heureka "I have found (it)," first person singular perfect active indicative of heuriskein "to find" (see heuristic). Supposedly shouted by Archimedes (c.287-212 B.C.E.) when he solved a problem that had been set to him: determining whether goldsmiths had adulterated the metal in the crown of Hiero II, king of Syracuse.

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