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fluence

fluence  n.— «In these multiple-product reactions, the branching ratio depends on the light intensity, offering the possibility of controlling the chemical reaction by varying the laser parameters, including fluence, intensity, and...

home going

home going  n.— «If the dead have died in Christ, then dying is a home going.» —“Reminiscenses of the War” by Benjamin B. Bausman Herald and Torch Light (Hagerstown, Md.) Apr. 29, 1874. (source: Double...

light the headlights

light the headlights  v.— «Cycling slang includes numerous terms for doping: “mess up the soup,” “pissing violet,” “having a magic suitcase,” “not riding on mineral water,” “loading the...

reverse cowgirl

reverse cowgirl  n.— «Nice, “open” shots are preferred, reverse cowgirl being a favourite, particularly for anals…It is a tiring position, particularly bad for the thighs; only really light or athletic women, like Candie...

catastroika

catastroika  n.— «Catastroika. A mixture of catastrophe and perestroika, it is used by Alexander Sinoviev in the title of a satirical novel he wrote in 1989.» —“Europe: Light at the Opera—Gazetta” by Desmond...

ozard

ozard  n.— «This inverted snobbery about boarding schools is, to quote Jennings, “such spivvish, supersonic muck that’s so ghastly it’s ozard.” Non-fans will have to be reminded of the definition of ozard, as given by Atkinson...