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diaphone

a low-pitched fog signal operated by compressed air, characterized by the “grunt” that ends each note.

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freshet

the flood of a river from heavy rain or melted snow.
a rush of fresh water flowing into the sea.

183

cycloid

the curve traced by a point on the rim of a circular wheel as the wheel rolls along a straight line without slippage. It is an example of a roulette, a curve generated by a curve rolling on another curve.

184

convective

the transfer of heat from one place to another by the movement of fluids. Convection is usually the dominant form of heat transfer in liquids and gases.

185

squall

a sudden violent gust of wind or a localized storm, especially one bringing rain, snow, or sleet. // a baby's cry

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occluded

stop, close up, or obstruct (an opening, orifice, or passage).

2.
(of a tooth) close on or come into contact with another tooth in the opposite jaw.

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graticule

a network of lines representing meridians and parallels, on which a map or plan can be represented.

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aneroid

using no liquid; specifically : operating by the effect of outside air pressure on a diaphragm forming one wall of an evacuated container

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synopitc

of or relating to the Synoptic Gospels.

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advection

a transport mechanism of a substance or conserved property by a fluid due to the fluid's bulk motion. An example of advection is the transport of pollutants or silt in a river by bulk water flow downstream.

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foehn

a warm dry wind blowing down the side of a mountain

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anabatic

pertaining to an uphill wind produced by the effects of local heating.

193

thonet

they make the wooden chair known as Thonet Model No. 14, which although no one has ever actually done the math, is thought to have seated more people than any other chair in history.

194

harum-scarum

reckless; impetuous.

195

kohlrabi

an annual vegetable, and is a low, stout cultivar of cabbage. Kohlrabi can be eaten raw as well as cooked.

196

marten

a chiefly arboreal weasellike mammal found in Eurasia and North America, hunted for its fur in many northern countries.

197

hurdy-gurdy

a musical instrument with a droning sound played by turning a handle, which is typically attached to a rosined wheel sounding a series of drone strings, with keys worked by the left hand.

198

volute

a curved funnel that increases in area as it approaches the discharge port.

199

gurgle

make a hollow bubbling sound like that made by water running out of a bottle.

200

tableau vivant

A French phrase meaning living picture, used to mean a silent and motionless group of people posed to portray a famous scene or even

201

dray

a truck or cart for delivering beer barrels or other heavy loads, especially a low one without sides.

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hectoliter

a metric unit of capacity equal to one hundred liters, used especially for wine, beer, grain, and other agricultural produce.

203

murk

darkness or thick mist that makes it difficult to see.

204

prie-dieu

a piece of furniture for use during prayer, consisting of a kneeling surface and a narrow upright front with a rest for the elbows or for books.

205

phantamagorized

having a fantastic or deceptive appearance, as something in a dream or created by the imagination

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uniped

person or creature with only one foot and one leg,

207

laird

a person who owns a large estate.

208

surtout

a man's overcoat of a style similar to a frock coat.

209

cicerone

a guide who gives information about antiquities and places of interest to sightseers.

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strophe

the first section of an ancient Greek choral ode or of one division of it.
a structural division of a poem containing stanzas of varying line-length, especially an ode or free verse poem.