Monday, February 28, 2011

Bazlama


Bazlama can be defined as a single layered, flat, circular and leavened bread with a creamish yellow colour. It has an average thickness of 2 cm and diameters ranging from 10 to 25 cm.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Foxer

Foxer, was the codename for a British built acoustic decoy, used to confuse German acoustic homing torpedoes like the G7es torpedo during the Second World War.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

chipboard


Particle board, or particleboard, (or chipboard in the UK, Australia and some other countries) is an engineered wood product manufactured from wood particles, such as wood chips, sawmill shavings, or even saw dust, and a synthetic resin or other suitable binder, which is pressed and extruded. Particleboard is a composite material.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Paperboard


Paperboard is (like paper) a 'vegetable-fibre web' formed from a water suspension. While there is no rigid differentiation between paper and paperboard, paperboard is generally thicker (usually over 0.25 mm or 10 points) than paper. According to ISO standards, paperboard is a paper with a basis weight (grammage) above 224 g/m², but there are exceptions.[1] Paperboard can be single or multi-ply. Paperboard used for the manufacture of folding cartons and rigid set-up boxes is often called boxboard. Paperboards used for the manufacture of corrugated fiberboard are called containerboard. It can be easily cut and formed, is lightweight, and is strong used in packaging. Another enduse would be graphic printing, such as book and magazine covers or postcards. Sometimes it is referred to as cardboard, which is a generic, lay term used to refer to any heavy paper pulp based board.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Microfoam


Microfoam, in coffee jargon, is a term used to describe an ideal standard for steamed milk. It is used for making espresso-based coffee drinks, particularly those with latte art. Although steamed milk can be made in a variety of ways, microfoam is by definition made using a steam wand on an espresso machine. It is created by denaturing milk proteins such as casein and whey; the protein attracts and holds gas on its surfaces, creating microfoam. Strictly speaking, microfoam is actually a very fine emulsion of denatured milk protein and air which has few or no visible bubbles.[citation needed] The qualitative opposite of microfoam is macrofoam, which has visibly large bubbles, a style of milk commonly used for cappuccinos. During the steaming process, the foam phase naturally separates from the liquid phase, and rises to the surface. As a result, the pitcher is usually swirled in a smooth, circular motion until the mixture of foam and warmed milk becomes homogenous, before being added to a drink.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hysteresis

Hysteresis is a term which is used to describe systems which have memory.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

overdevelop

to overdevelop

To develop to an excessive degree

Sunday, February 20, 2011

frolicsome

frolicsome (comparative more frolicsome, superlative most frolicsome)

Positive
frolicsome


Comparative
more frolicsome


Superlative
most frolicsome

  1. Given to frolicking; playful

Saturday, February 19, 2011

magnetooptics

magnetooptics

  1. (physics) the branch of physics which deals with the influence of a magnetic field on optical phenomena

Friday, February 18, 2011

distrain


to distrain

  1. (law) To seize somebody's property in place of, or to force, payment of a debt.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

touchline


touchline

  1. (rugby) The lines which mark the border limits of the rugby pitch.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

recondite

recondite (comparative more recondite, superlative most recondite)

  1. Hidden from the mental or intellectual view; secret; abstruse.
    What was the recondite cause of Ryulong being uncalled for?
  2. Dealing in things abstruse; profound; searching.
    My philosophy professor believes she is in the field of recondite studies.
  3. Difficult to understand; known only by experts.

crepuscule

crepuscule

  1. twilight

Monday, February 14, 2011

gloaming

gloaming

  1. twilight, as at early morning or (especially) early evening; dusk

Sunday, February 13, 2011

seachange

seachange

  1. (Australian) A significant change, one that alters the very nature of the subject.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

treechange

treechange

  1. (Australian) A movement of people from cities to the countryside

Friday, February 11, 2011

half orphan

half orphan

  1. A person, especially a child, with only one living parent.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

couchlike

couchlike (comparative more couchlike, superlative most couchlike)

Positive
couchlike


Comparative
more couchlike


Superlative
most couchlike

  1. Resembling a couch or some aspect of one.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

respec

to respec (third-person singular simple present respecs, present participle respecing, simple past and past participle respeced)

(video games, slang) To reallocate the distribution of skill points on a character's skill tree, changing their specialization.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Utahs

Utahs

  1. Plural form of Utah.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

illuminate

to illuminate (third-person singular simple present illuminates, present participle illuminating, simple past and past participle illuminated)

  1. (transitive) to shine light on something
  2. (transitive) to decorate something with lights
  3. (transitive) to clarify or make something understandable
  4. (transitive) to decorate the page of a manuscript book with ornamental designs
  5. (intransitive) to glow
  6. (intransitive) to be exposed to light

Saturday, February 5, 2011

anamonic

anamonic (plural anamonics)

  1. A mnemonic used for recalling lists of words, particularly in Scrabble, consisting of a "stem" of base letters and an accompanying phrase, each of whose letters can combine with the stem to form an anagram of a word.
    For example, the DAMOSEL stem only appears in the second of the two Internet lists mentioned above. The given anamonic is PRIZED GALS. — Andrew Fisher and David Webb, The Art of Scrabble (2004)

Friday, February 4, 2011

abstractum (plural abstracta)

(philosophy) Something which is abstract or exists abstractly

Thursday, February 3, 2011

concretum

concretum (plural concreta)

(philosophy) Something that is concrete, rather than abstract

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

alphagram

alphagram (plural alphagrams)

  1. The letters of a word, or any other set of letters, arranged into alphabetical order.
    The alphagram of the word alphabetical is AAABCEHILLPT.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

ploce

Etymology

From Latin plŏcē, from Ancient Greek πλοκή (ploke), complication).

Noun

Singular
ploce


Plural
ploces

ploce (plural ploces)

  1. (rhetoric) A figure of speech in which a word is repeated so as not only to signify the individual thing denoted by it, but also its peculiar attribute or quality.
    Examples:
    "In that great victory, Caesar was Caesar!"
    "Make war upon themselves - brother to brother / Blood to blood, self against self." - Richard III, by Shakespeare
    "Let the staff be staff, and let Reagan be Reagan."