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  • Earth's crust - Everything2.com
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  • hard - Everything2.com
    hard conditions or terms I never could drive a hard bargain Burke 6 Difficult to please or influence stern unyielding obdurate unsympathetic unfeeling cruel as a hard master a hard heart hard words a hard character 7 Not easy or agreeable to the taste stiff rigid ungraceful repelling as a hard style Figures harder than even the marble itself Dryden 8 Rough acid sour as liquors as hard cider 9 Pron Abrupt or explosive in utterance not aspirated sibilated or pronounced with a gradual change of the organs from one position to another said of certain consonants as c in came and g in go as distinguished from the same letters in center general etc 10 Wanting softness or smoothness of utterance harsh as a hard tone 11 Painting a Rigid in the drawing or distribution of the figures formal lacking grace of composition b Having disagreeable and abrupt contrasts in the coloring or light and shade Hard cancer Hard case etc See under Cancer Case etc Hard clam Hard shelled clam Zool the guahog Hard coal anthracite as distinguished from bituminous or soft coal Hard and fast Naut See under Fast Hard finish Arch a smooth finishing coat of hard fine plaster applied to the surface of rough plastering Hard lines hardship difficult conditions Hard money coin or specie as distinguished from paper money Hard oyster Zool the northern native oyster Local U S Hard pan the hard stratum of earth lying beneath the soil hence figuratively the firm substantial fundamental part or quality of anything as the hard pan of character of a matter in dispute etc See Pan Hard rubber See under Rubber Hard solder See under Solder Hard water water which contains lime or some mineral substance rendering it unfit for washing See Hardness 3 Hard wood wood of a solid or hard texture as walnut oak ash box and the like in distinction from pine poplar hemlock etc In hard condition in excellent condition for racing having firm muscles said of race horses Syn Solid arduous powerful trying unyielding stubborn stern flinty unfeeling harsh difficult severe obdurate rigid See Solid and Arduous Webster 1913 Hard adv OE harde AS hearde 1 With pressure with urgency hence diligently earnestly And prayed so hard for mercy from the prince Dryden My father Is hard at study pray now rest yourself Shak 2 With difficulty as the vehicle moves hard 3 Uneasily vexatiously slowly Shak 4 So as to raise difficulties The guestion is hard set Sir T Browne 5 With tension or strain of the powers violently with force tempestuously vehemently vigorously energetically as to press to blow to rain hard hence rapidly as to run hard 6 Close or near Whose house joined hard to the synagogue Acts xviii 7 Hard by near by close at hand not far off Hard by a cottage chimney smokes Milton Hard pushed Hard run greatly pressed as he was hard pushed or hard run for time money etc Colloq

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  • shell - Everything2.com
    their output or error code results Programs that are commonly written in the shell include startup scripts for daemons installer scripts for binary only software packages and system maintenance routines It is relatively rare today to write larger application programs in a shell language though it has been done in the past for a long time the master DNS and WHOIS databases at InterNIC were maintained by one big shellscript Most sysadmins today prefer Perl or another more powerful scripting language for many of the tasks that were formerly done in the shell There are several flavors of shell commonly in use on Unix and Linux systems today The original Unix shell is known as sh or the Bourne shell its successor on Linux systems is bash Other popular shells include the C shell or csh named for certain resemblances to the C language David Korn s Korn shell or ksh and the feature packed zsh I like it definition by Webster 1913 Wed Dec 22 1999 at 3 05 13 Shell n OE shelle schelle AS scell scyll akin to D shel Icel skel Goth skalja a tile and E skill Cf Scale of fishes Shale Skill 1 A hard outside covering as of a fruit or an animal Specifically a The covering or outside part of a nut as a hazelnut shell b A pod c The hard covering of an egg Think him as a serpent s egg And kill him in the shell Shak d Zoöl The hard calcareous or chitinous external covering of mollusks crustaceans and some other invertebrates In some mollusks as the cuttlefishes it is internal or concealed by the mantle Also the hard covering of some vertebrates as the armadillo the tortoise and the like e Zoöl Hence by extension any mollusks having such a covering 2 Mil A hollow projectile of various shapes adapted for a mortar or a cannon and containing an explosive substance ignited with a fuse or by percussion by means of which the projectile is burst and its fragments scattered See Bomb 3 The case which holds the powder or charge of powder and shot used with breechloading small arms 4 Any slight hollow structure a framework or exterior structure regarded as not complete or filled in as the shell of a house 5 A coarse kind of coffin also a thin interior coffin inclosed in a more substantial one Knight 6 An instrument of music as a lyre the first lyre having been made it is said by drawing strings over a tortoise shell When Jubal struck the chorded shell Dryden 7 An engraved copper roller used in print works 8 pl The husks of cacao seeds a decoction of which is often used as a substitute for chocolate cocoa etc 9 Naut The outer frame or case of a block within which the sheaves revolve 10 A light boat the frame of which is covered with thin wood or with paper as a racing shell

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  • Erosion - Everything2.com
    and if you go to meet it it will ask you a riddle Answer it and great fortune will be yours No longer a mere chance encounter I became the object of quests Oh it had its hazards On occasion such men as were considered heroes would come to my valley armored and armed and eager to make me a trophy They lasted no longer than the cowards of course but they had courage I ll grant them that It was impressive in a rather pointless way In the end though even this new pastime grew boring Two thousand years ago my days having settled into this new cycle of endless boredom someone passed by He was a religious man I had met many of the kind before but this one was special So involved was he with his faith that he even had me halfway convinced In his world view I was a beast of the netherworlds and ought rightly to return there I tried to tell him of his error but he would not listen and tried to exorcize me No success of course I don t think any power on Earth could have moved me from my rock Killed me maybe But moved me while still alive Not a chance In the end I ate him I might have let him live but he really was too pushy More centuries passed and more holy men came of various faiths They all tasted alike Too much garlic usually Erosion caused my rock to move down the hillside but I was still bound to it And people still came A few centuries ago for some reason I was visited by scores of poets one by one They weren t very good poets it had to be said There was one fellow in a cocky beret who had some style but mostly they were pretentious posers He was a poser too but at least he was a competent poet It s a new and busy age among humans these days I m trying something new now I managed to realize in time that if my location became widely known among humans I d probably get a lot of the wrong sort of attention So I compromised I took one human clan into my service and they built a small monastery around me So far as the world is concerned the rock I am bound to is merely part of a small closed monastic garden The monks who tend the place are self sufficient and do not receive visitors except by invitation And I choose who comes to see me I ve got a television and a computer set up next to my rock I chat on the internet and I watch CNN I entertain the occasional visitor who is always properly humble and awed in my presence And none of my friends on the internet have any idea that TheSphinx isn t just my online nickname I like it 3

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  • Foliated - Everything2.com
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  • Hairy Bittercress (thing) by Oolong - Everything2.com
    of seeds twenty or so in each pod so once they get a chance to start spreading you can expect them to keep coming back all things considered it is not surprising that they are often brought into a garden hidden in soil purchased from a garden centre I recommend scoffing the seedlings before they get the chance to reproduce The seeds also become sticky when wet allowing them to spread even further if they are able to hitch a ride on a passing animal This and their mustardy spiciness mean you really don t want to let them get in your eyes when the pods pop The leaves grow in a sort of rosette with a circle of stalks each having pairs of near circular leaves running up each side The plant is usually rather small though it can grow up to 30cm high about a foot in the right conditions and the white or purple tinged flowers are only a couple of millimetres across with seed pods growing to two or three centimetres long It is highly frost resistant staying green throughout the cold months making it a valuable source of vitamins C and A for the winter forager as well as various minerals Though it mainly flowers in the Spring and Summer it has been known to flower at almost any time It is as I say a notably unfussy plant More http www pestid msu edu WeedsPlantIdentification Hairybittercress tabid 181 Default aspx http www gardenorganic org uk organicweeds weed information weed php id 84 http www gardenersworld com how to problems weeds hairy bitter cress 471 html http www thewesternisles co uk wildflowers wild flowers hairy bitter cress htm http www celtnet org uk recipes ancient wild food entry php term Hairy 20Bittercress http healingweeds blogspot

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  • Oolong on Science - Everything2.com
    writeup 12 diurnal vertical migration essay Oolong writeup 13 3D printed titanium jawbone thing Oolong writeup 14 dimethyl sulfide thing Oolong writeup 15 Levels of explanation essay Oolong writeup 16 Buttercup thing Oolong writeup 17 ground elder thing Oolong writeup 18 Star Power essay Oolong writeup 19 caustic essay Oolong writeup 20 The Cloudspotter s Guide review Oolong writeup 21 Reaction diffusion system thing Oolong writeup 22 Hunger is the best spice idea Oolong writeup 23 3D scanning idea Oolong writeup 24 The Curlicue Fractal place Oolong writeup 25 Blue Planet review Oolong writeup 26 Quantum entanglement idea Oolong writeup 27 exponential idea Oolong writeup 28 hidden variables theory idea Oolong writeup 29 photosensitive seizure thing Oolong writeup 30 E2 Science place Oolong writeup 31 polarized light thing Oolong writeup 32 cumulus of fair weather thing Oolong writeup 33 quantum non locality idea Oolong writeup 34 systematic error thing Oolong writeup 35 random error thing Oolong writeup 36 Astringency thing Oolong writeup 37 rainbow idea Oolong writeup 38 Selenium thing Oolong writeup 39 Antioxidant thing Oolong writeup 40 taste idea Oolong writeup 41 umami idea Oolong writeup 42 angular radius idea Oolong writeup 43 46º halo thing Oolong writeup 44 22º halo thing Oolong writeup 45 Sundog thing Oolong writeup 46 Cirrus thing Oolong writeup 47 cirrostratus thing Oolong writeup 48 circumzenith arc thing Oolong writeup 49 trigonometry thing Oolong writeup 50 E2 Podcast Season 6 Episode 2 podcast Page 1 Next Sign in Login Password remember me Lost password Sign up Need help accounthelp everything2 com Recommended Reading About Everything2 User Picks 2016 New Hampshire Democratic Primary Thomas Atkins transfinite induction September 11 2002 Not All Who Are Lost Wandered Super bowl babies Editor Picks Banana proof of the existence of God Keyboards in a computer lab with very

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  • limestone (thing) by Oolong - Everything2.com
    in pretty good shape However acid rain accelerates the process hugely and conserving buildings and monuments made of limestone has become a much bigger concern since the rise of mass industry Limestone often contains some silica but it is mainly composed of calcium carbonate CaCO 3 as are chalk marble which is limestone that has been transformed by extreme heat and pressure and limescale which is largely limestone that has been dissolved in the water supply and then deposited on the side of your kettle That is why limestone is so vulnerable to acid including the carbonic acid you get when carbon dioxide CO 2 dissolves in water the calcium carbonate reacts quite strongly with many acids turning into chemicals which then dissolve readily That in turn is one reason why the rising concentration of CO 2 in our atmosphere is a cause for concern as the oceans absorb CO 2 they become more acidic making it impossible for many marine organisms to form the shells and skeletons they rely on Those same shells and skeletons would eventually become limestone if they got the chance and part of the reason they won t is that the processing of limestone into cement contributes enormously to the rise in global CO 2 It takes high temperatures to bring about the necessary chemical reactions which also release CO 2 from the rock It has been estimated that between 2 2 and 5 3 of global carbon emissions or more come from the manufacture of cement and that figure is still rising There are several possible ways of reducing these emissions 4 many of them already widely adopted in rich countries but less so in developing countries where cement production is growing rapidly None of them are used universally and development of some of the more radical possibilities for emissions reduction has been slow After all the costs of emitting CO 2 are almost always borne by someone else The chemistry of cement production is quite straightforward and in its basics it was known to the ancient Romans and others Limestone or another source of calcium carbonate is heated to around 800 C causing it to glow brightly and decompose into CO 2 and calcium oxide also known as quicklime This is a powerful alkali with many uses Portland cement is made from a mix of this and powdered clay add in sand and pebbles and you have concrete The ancient Romans used volcanic ash rather than clay which may have something to do with why the Colosseum has stood up so well 5 When quicklime is mixed with water it reacts to form calcium hydroxide slaked lime see also a small green vial in a Bengali supermarket letting off a great deal of heat in the process Civilisations in many parts of the world used slaked lime cement as a building material as much as 5000 years ago often holding together blocks of limestone References 1 Edexcel GCSE Science 2 National Cement Production

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