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an independent federation in E Arabia, formed in 1971, now comprising seven emirates on the S coast (formerly, Pirate Coast or Trucial Coast) of the Persian Gulf, formerly under British protection: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Qaiwain, Ras al-Khaimah (joined 1972), and Fujairah. 2,262,309; about 32,300 sq. mi. (83,657 sq. km). Capital: Abu Dhabi.
deliverance from a charge; V. acquit: free from a charge or accusation; discharge from a duty; conduct (oneself) in a specified manner
a severe and rapid and sometimes fatal hypersensitivity reaction to a substance (especially a vaccine or penicillin or shellfish or insect venom) to which the organism has become sensitized by previous exposure
(Greek mythology) a mythical hero of Corinth who performed miracles on the winged horse Pegasus (especially killing the monster Chimera)
Bresaola or brisaola is air-dried, salted beef that has been aged two or three months until it becomes hard and turns a dark red, almost purple colour. It is made from top (inside) round, and is lean and tender, with a sweet, musty smell. It originated in Valtellina, a valley in the Alps of northern Italy's Lombardy region.
Air-dried, salted beef, tender, sweet, becomes hard and dark red. Loses 40% of it's weight in the aging process. Juniper berries, cinnamon.
a Levantine sailing vessel,light rowing boat used on the Bosporus,Caic, a kind of skiff or small boat. (Nautical) (m)
A. a known solution of an analyte obtained from a medical supply house or professional organization and used as a measuring stick to set instruments to read correctly
the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment
(law) a formal notice filed with a court or officer to suspend a proceeding until filer is given a hearing
a quark with an electric charge of +2/3 and a mass 2900 times that of an electron and a charm of +1
short structures projecting from a cell and containing bundles of microtubules that move a cell through its surroundings or move fluid over the cell's surface
a woman's close-fitting helmet-like hat,a low transparent cover put over young plants to protect them from cold
living at the same time as; existing during the same period of time; contemporary; of the same age
Church leadership does share in the decision-making process, under the direction of the Holy Spirit
a continuous nonspatial whole or extent or succession in which no part or portion is distinct of distinguishable from adjacent parts
metal spikes worn on the bottom of mountaineering boots, usually having twelve points that dig into the ice for traction
to remove the classification from (information, a document, etc.) that restricts access in terms of secrecy, confidentiality, etc.
a charge required as compensation for the delay of a ship or freight car or other cargo beyond its scheduled time of departure
French word meaning an easing of tensions between the world's superpowers during the Cold War
an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge
either of two large African antelopes of the genus Taurotragus having short spirally twisted horns in both sexes
the administration of a strong electric current that passes through the brain to induce convulsions and coma
a thin, long-stemmed and tiny-capped white mushroom, Flamma velutipes, native to the northern mountain ranges of Japan and prized as a food.
example,a tale, usually inserted into the text of a sermon, that illustrates a moral principle
The members of an Italian political organization that controlled Italy under the fascist dictatorship of Benito Mussolini from 1922 to 1943
When British and Irish fought over the island of what is currently Ireland because they wanted to get rid of British Rule
A ______ is an antioxidant that helps protect the LDL cholesterol agianst oxidation and reduces blood platelet stickiness, making blood clots less likely to happen.
a green crystal (violet in water) used as a dye or stain or bactericide or fungicide or anthelmintic or burn treatment
small Old World burrowing desert rodent with long soft pale fur and hind legs adapted for leaping
A white grape grown predominantly in France, Germany, the U.S., Australia and New Zealand, where the climate leans to the cooler side and the flavors have an opportunity to concentrate. Gewurztraminer can be made in dry or sweet varieties and are generally best if enjoyed sooner rather than later post-bottling. Flavors qualities include: honey, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, apricot, pear, and rose.
(Jewish folklore) an artificially created human being that is given life by supernatural means
brought to life from dirt and rocks, rabbi, clumsy, betrays creator, yearns for love, seeks revenge
a body without a mind, soulless beings created from inanimate matter by men; commonly lacked the ability to speak
fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines
(Hinduism and Buddhism) the effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny in his next incarnation
a four-wheel covered carriage with a roof divided into two parts (front and back) that can be let down separately
(surgery) tying a duct or blood vessel with a ligature (as to prevent bleeding during surgery)
an enzyme found in saliva and sweat and tears that destroys the cell walls of certain bacteria
the epithelium found in serous membranes lining the ventral body cavity and covering its organs
a computer-based communication process that incorporates text, graphics, sound, animation, and video
the obligation of those of high rank to be honorable and generous (often used ironically)
a monster in fairy tales and popular legend, usually represented as a hideous giant who feeds on human flesh.
involving the use of sense organs, A winetasting term for anything that affects one of the main senses such as smell. An example would be an affliction of the common cold or being in a room with someone wearing an overwhelming amount of perfume.
the art of judging human character by facial features; facial features when regarded as revealing character
investment operation that pays returns to investors out of the money paid by susequent investors, rather than profit.
(logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
Caught in the romance of noble deeds and pursuit of unreachable goals; idealistic, not practical; impulsive
The smallest distance from a planet or other body at which purely gravitational forces can hold together a satellite or secondary body of the same mean density as the primary. At a lesser distance the tidal forces of the primary would break up the secondary.
a person who belonged to a secret society laying claim to various forms of occult knowledge and power and professing esoteric principles of religion. An adherent of a 17th & 18th century movement devoted to esoteric wisdom w/emphasis on psychic and spiritual enlightenment
a carving (or engraving) on whalebone, whale ivory, walrus tusk, etc., usually by American whalers
the offspring resulting from a cross between members of the first filial (F1) generation
a document that requires a witness to appear at a trial or other proceeding to provide testimony.
a state exercising a degree of dominion over a dependent state especially in its foreign affairs
congenital deformity of the foot usually marked by a curled shape or twisted position of the ankle and heel and toes
the study of what happens to the remains of an animal from the time of death to the time of discovery
of or relating to the study of God and his relation to the world, especially by analysis of the origins and teachings of an organized religious community
United States financier who accumulated great wealth from railroad and shipping businesses (1794-1877)
Strident call given during a fox hunt to indicate that the fox has been seen breaking cover
a skin problem marked by the development (on the eyelids and neck and back) of irregular yellow nodules
(cosmology) the original matter that (according to the big bang theory) existed before the formation of the chemical elements
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