Flashcards in vocab3 - Sheet1 Deck (464)
a low-pitched fog signal operated by compressed air, characterized by the “grunt” that ends each note.
the flood of a river from heavy rain or melted snow.
a rush of fresh water flowing into the sea.
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.
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.
a sudden violent gust of wind or a localized storm, especially one bringing rain, snow, or sleet. // a baby's cry
stop, close up, or obstruct (an opening, orifice, or passage).
(of a tooth) close on or come into contact with another tooth in the opposite jaw.
a network of lines representing meridians and parallels, on which a map or plan can be represented.
using no liquid; specifically : operating by the effect of outside air pressure on a diaphragm forming one wall of an evacuated container
of or relating to the Synoptic Gospels.
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.
a warm dry wind blowing down the side of a mountain
pertaining to an uphill wind produced by the effects of local heating.
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.
an annual vegetable, and is a low, stout cultivar of cabbage. Kohlrabi can be eaten raw as well as cooked.
a chiefly arboreal weasellike mammal found in Eurasia and North America, hunted for its fur in many northern countries.
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.
a curved funnel that increases in area as it approaches the discharge port.
make a hollow bubbling sound like that made by water running out of a bottle.
A French phrase meaning living picture, used to mean a silent and motionless group of people posed to portray a famous scene or even
a truck or cart for delivering beer barrels or other heavy loads, especially a low one without sides.
a metric unit of capacity equal to one hundred liters, used especially for wine, beer, grain, and other agricultural produce.
darkness or thick mist that makes it difficult to see.
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.
having a fantastic or deceptive appearance, as something in a dream or created by the imagination
person or creature with only one foot and one leg,
a person who owns a large estate.
a man's overcoat of a style similar to a frock coat.
a guide who gives information about antiquities and places of interest to sightseers.