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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties
Division (I) Formation of Ideas
Section V. Results of Reasoning

480a. [Result of Search or Inquiry.] Discovery.

   NOUN:DISCOVERY, detection, disenchantment; ascertainment, disclosure, find, revelation.
  TROVER [See Acquisition].
   VERB:DISCOVER, find, determine, evolve; fix upon; find -, trace -, make -, hunt -, fish -, worm -, ferret -, dig -, root- out; fathom; bring out, draw out; educe, elicit, bring to light; dig up, grub up, fish up; unearth, disinter.
  SOLVE, resolve; unriddle, unravel, ravel, ravel out, unlock; pick -, open- the lock; find a clew or clue to; interpret [See Interpretation]; disclose [See Disclosure].
  TRACE, get at; hit it, have it; lay one’s -finger, – hands- upon; spot [colloq.], see through a millstone [colloq.]; get -, arrive- at the -truth [See Truth]; put the saddle on the right horse, hit the right nail on the head.
  SCENT, be near the truth, be warm [colloq.], burn [colloq.]; smoke, sniff, smell out, smell a rat [colloq.].
  SEE THROUGH, see daylight, see in its true colors, see the cloven foot; open the eyes to; detect; catch, catch tripping.
  MEET WITH; pitch -, fall -, light -, hit -, stumble -, pop- upon; come across; fall in with.
  RECOGNIZE, realize, verify, make certain of, identify.
   INTERJECTION:eureka! I have it! at last!