A perfectly roasted legume has a compact crunch that absorbs any flavoring you coat it with.
The next thing that happened, which was really great, was that the tapes became available on compact discs.
It will swiftly become clear that there is no room in this starry-eyed arrangement for a compact with Washington.
compact and precise—just 172 pages of text and 23 pages of notes—the book is a model of lucid historical writing.
I ended up mostly following a compact, energetic middle-aged woman as she made her way down the street.
The Constitution is a "compact, to which the States are the parties."
The officers and other white men stood about in a compact and silent group.
Now, if there had been two, I should not have gone on; I should not have broken my compact.
This writing, mighty Ferdinand, contains the articles of our compact.
In a covenant the two parties are conceived as equals in point of law, binding themselves by a compact that bears on each alike.
"agreement," 1590s, from Latin compactum "agreement," noun use of neuter past participle of compacisci "come to agreement," from com- "together" (see com-) + pacisci "to covenant, contract" (see pact).
"make-up case," 1921, from compact (adj.), based on its containing compacted face powder.
early 15c., from Latin compactus, past participle of compingere "to fasten together" (see compact (adj.)). Related: Compacted; compacting.
d <= lub S => there exists s in S such that d <= s.
I.e. you always reach d (or better) after a finite number of steps up the chain.
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