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  • 81papermaking — [pā′pər māk΄iŋ] n. the making of paper papermaker n. * * * pa·per·mak·ing (pāʹpər mā kĭng) n. The process or craft of making paper.   paʹper·mak er n. * * * Introduction       formation of a matted or felted sheet, usually of cellulose fibres,… …

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  • 82apatite — /ap euh tuyt /, n. a common mineral, calcium fluorophosphate, Ca5FP3O12, occurring in individual crystals and in masses and varying in color, formerly used in the manufacture of phosphate fertilizers. [1795 1805; < Gk apát(e) trickery, fraud,&#8230; …

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  • 83effeminate — effeminately, adv. effeminateness, n. effemination, n. adj. /i fem euh nit/; v. /i fem euh nayt /, adj., v., effeminated, effeminating. adj. 1. (of a man or boy) having traits, tastes, habits, etc., traditionally considered feminine, as softness&#8230; …

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  • 84leather — /ledh euhr/, n. 1. the skin of an animal, with the hair removed, prepared for use by tanning or a similar process designed to preserve it against decay and make it pliable or supple when dry. 2. an article made of this material. 3. See stirrup&#8230; …

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  • 85preservative — /pri zerr veuh tiv/, n. 1. something that preserves or tends to preserve. 2. a chemical substance used to preserve foods or other organic materials from decomposition or fermentation. adj. 3. tending to preserve. [1350 1400; ME (adj. and n.) < MF …

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  • 86soft — softly, adv. softness, n. /sawft, soft/, adj., softer, softest, n., adv., interj. adj. 1. yielding readily to touch or pressure; easily penetrated, divided, or changed in shape; not hard or stiff: a soft pillow. 2. relatively deficient in&#8230; …

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  • 87talc — /talk/, n., v., talcked or talced /talkt/, talcking or talcing /tal king/. n. 1. Also, talcum /tal keuhm/. a green to gray, soft mineral, hydrous magnesium silicate, Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2, unctuous to the touch, and occurring usually in foliated or&#8230; …

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  • 88Fashion and Dress — ▪ 1995       Glamour became the style catchword of 1994 and summarized a look of being dressed up and made up. The new sophistication put an end to dressing down, the look popularized in 1993 by grunge and the style known as deconstruction, which …

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  • 89gold processing — Introduction  preparation of the ore for use in various products.       For thousands of years the word gold has connoted something of beauty or value. These images are derived from two properties of gold, its colour and its chemical stability.&#8230; …

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  • 90lead processing — Introduction       preparation of the ore for use in various products.       Lead (Pb) is one of the oldest metals known, being one of seven metals used in the ancient world (the others are gold, silver, copper, iron, tin, and mercury). Its low&#8230; …

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  • 91technology, history of — Introduction       the development over time of systematic techniques for making and doing things. The term technology, a combination of the Greek technē, “art, craft,” with logos, “word, speech,” meant in Greece a discourse on the arts, both&#8230; …

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  • 92Rococo Style — • A discussion of this whimsical style, its origins and uses Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Rococo Style     Rococo Style     † …

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  • 93Malacia — Means softening. Osteomalacia is thus softening of bone (due to deficiency of calcium and vitamin D). * * * A softening or loss of consistency and contiguity in any of the organs or tissues. Also used as a combining form in the suffix position.&#8230; …

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  • 94chondromalacia — Softening of any cartilage. [chondro + G. malakia, softness] c. fetalis an intrauterine form of c. in which the fetus is born dead with soft pliable limbs. generalized c. SYN: relapsing polychondritis. c. of larynx the presence of soft laryngeal …

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  • 95craniomalacia — Softening of the bones of the skull. [cranio + G. malakia, softness] circumscribed c. SYN: craniotabes. * * * cra·nio·ma·la·cia (kra&#8243;ne o m&#601; laґsh&#601;) [cranio + malacia] abnormal softness of the skull …

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  • 96encephalomalacia — Abnormal softness of the cerebral parenchyma often due to ischemia or infarction. SYN: cerebromalacia. [encephalo + G. malakia, softness] * * * en·ceph·a·lo·ma·la·cia in .sef ə lō mə lā sh(ē )ə n softening of the brain due to degenerative changes …

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  • 97onychomalacia — Abnormal softness of the nails. [onycho + G. malakia, softness] * * * on·y·cho·ma·la·cia (on&#8243;&#301; ko m&#601; laґsh&#601;) [onycho + malacia] softening of a nail or nails …

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  • 98ophthalmomalacia — Abnormal softening of the eyeball. [ophthalmo + G. malakia, softness] * * * oph·thal·mo·ma·la·cia (of thal&#8243;mo m&#601; laґsh&#601;) [ophthalmo + malacia] abnormal softness of the eye …

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  • 99splenomalacia — Softening of the spleen. [spleno + G. malakia, softness] * * * sple·no·ma·la·cia (sple&#8243;no m&#601; laґsh&#601;) [spleno + malacia] abnormal softness of the spleen; softening of the spleen …

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  • 100stomatomalacia — Pathologic softening of any of the structures of the mouth. [stomato + G. malakia, softness] * * * sto·ma·to·ma·la·cia (sto&#8243;m&#601; to m&#601; laґshe &#601;) [stomato + malacia] excessive or abnormal softness of the oral structures …

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