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small European warbler that breeds among reeds and wedges and winters in Africa Acrocephalus schoenobaenus , reedbird , sedge bird , sedge warbler , sedge wren
acute lung injury characterized by coughing and rales; inflammation of the lungs which become stiff and fibrous and cannot exchange oxygen; occurs among persons exposed to irritants such as corrosive chemical vapors or ammonia or chlorine etc. adult respiratory distress syndrome , ARDS , wet lung , white lung
double sulphate of aluminum and potassium that is used as an astringent (among other things) alum
auditing procedure based on ratios among accounts and tries to identify significant changes analytical review
Dutch pioneer microscopist who was among the first to recognize cells in animals and who gave the first accurate descriptions of microbes and spermatozoa and blood corpuscles (1632-1723) Anton van Leeuwenhoek , Anton van Leuwenhoek , Leeuwenhoek , Leuwenhoek
day celebrating political and economic unity among American countries April 14 , Pan American Day
shallow arm of the Arabian Sea between Iran and the Arabian peninsula; the Persian Gulf oil fields are among the most productive in the world Arabian Gulf , Persian Gulf
Australian conifer bearing two-inch seeds tasting like roasted chestnuts; among the aborigines the tree is hereditary property protected by law Araucaria bidwillii , bunya bunya , bunya bunya tree
characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves) argot , cant , jargon , lingo , patois , slang , vernacular
enlarged heart commonly found among athletes trained for endurance athlete's heart
legal process intended to insure equality among the creditors of a corporation declared to be insolvent bankruptcy
battle in France in 687 among the descendants of Clovis battle of Tertry , Tertry
disorder of eating seen among young women who go on eating binges and then feel guilt and depression and self-condemnation binge-eating syndrome , bulimia
type of folksong that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century; has a melancholy sound from repeated use of blue notes blues
(physics) a law expressing the distribution of energy among the molecules of a gas in thermal equilibrium Boltzmann distribution law , Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution law
small slow-growing upland pine of western United States (Rocky Mountains) having dense branches with fissured rust-brown bark and short needles in bunches of 5 and thorn-tipped cone scales; among the oldest living things some over 4500 years old bristlecone pine , Pinus aristata , Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine
informal discussion (usually among men) bull session
strutting dance based on a march; was performed in minstrel shows; originated as a competition among Black dancers to win a cake cakewalk
(Hinduism) a hereditary social class among Hindus; stratified according to ritual purity caste
any orchid of the genus Cattleya characterized by a three-lobed lip enclosing the column; among the most popular and most extravagantly beautiful orchids known cattleya
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