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I've commented them away for the duration, so we can get the rest of these entries published. Here's a peek behind the curtain. I found a clew to pull on: This next one looked promising at first: Unfortunately, the researchers Erik T. Liu and Philip M. Shaw studied only CSLE 's.

Results show that EFL learners, even at an advanced proficiency level, have great difficulty with a high frequency verb such as make. An aggregation of matter too small to have been directly i.

Also the name of an old collaboration of astronomers that was looking for these critters. It was active in the 's; as of it apparently no longer exists. If you need help preparing your tax return, try visiting the IRS website. A UN program primarily concerned with mines in Afghanistan. Now it is widely used with the meaning of angry.

A measure of the breadth of a distribution. Now the absolute deviations from this median, x-m , have their own distribution. The median m' of this new distribution g i.

If we call the first and third quartiles q1 and q3, then m' clearly has a value between q3-m and m-q1. Apt acronym for the strategic defense principle that guided the US to the peaceful conclusion illustrated in Smithsonian exhibit of the Cold War. Founded by the mother of a victim. Evidently, we're talking metaphysical necessity here. No other organization could have done it. To you it looks like dollars, but really it is existential ambrosia.

Without that particular organization , the very existence of the program would have been not endangered, not imperiled, but completely and utterly nullified and kaput.

You probably didn't realize these facts. You need philosophical training, pronto. Read something of its history at the MEA entry. The form of action without the maintenance. We know where your data live. I'm okay; you're okay. Mafalda An Argentine comic strip and its star. This page has some samples. This page has a more detailed inventory of characters. Bigger samples here for comics with few words -- precisely the ones you don't need large.

Sometime in the 's, I think, it became Defra. A method of bridge bidding. A program first created around to simulate how particle beams move through a cavity under the influence of RF fields. The original application was in the determination of the electromagnetic modes of cavities of arbitrary shape, filled in an arbitrary way with dielectric materials.

This research was first published in In Wieland moved to CERN, where he adapted the numerical method to other particle-beam problems. It's well-known code; anyway, it's not exactly my field, yet I've noticed it mentioned in a couple of places.

Maybe if it had some other name I wouldn't have noticed. A kind of picture grammar , q. A subclass in the Chomsky-like hierarchy of isometric array grammars IAG's. A building for storing ammunition. A rigid tube for storing and carrying bullets; the tube is approximately rectangular in cross-section and can be clipped into place for automatic or semi-automatic loading.

A bound periodical you can subscribe to at a discount at one of these websites: While you're there read on through the periodista entry. You were probably thinking of emitter follower.

The name is sometimes pronounced maudlin. Samuel Pepys was graduated from Magdalene at Cambridge, and his famous diary ended up there. Sounds like maggot pronounced in a hyperrhotic accent, so they don't accept any members from Brooklyn. That's why I got lost trying to escape Queens one day. This way to the next ALA round table. These didn't come bearing gifts. Magic Nickname of Earvin Johnson, Los Angeles Laker who retired when he discovered that he is HIV -positive, but returned to play on the Olympics dream team, and briefly resumed his court career in And then yet again for a couple of games when he noticed he still hadn't died yet.

You know, basketball is not tiddly-winks; it's violent and people get cut and bleed, sometimes. Orlando's long-time star, Shaquille O'Neal more at the amphorae entry , was recruited to play for the LA Lakers; they got their magic back.

For a while, anyway. Usually refers to transition metal ions with unpaired electrons in 3d, 4d, or 5d shell in periods IV, V, and VI , which give rise to paramagnetism and ferromagnetism. In solids at sufficiently high temperatures, magnetic ions give rise to paramagnetism. The spins in a paramagnetic material align i. The total magnetic induction B is therefore larger than the applied field H. This behavior is essentially the sum of the behaviors of the individual atoms, acting more-or-less independently.

At low temperatures, a qualitatively different magnetic behavior occurs, which involves a collective interaction of the atoms: As a result, there is a spontaneous magnetization M , representing the self-consistent parallel orientation of atomic spins. In large samples, the behavior is complicated by the interactions among different domains, and hysteresis history or memory effects occur. There is a qualitative contrast between induced-field effects in magnetism and electricity: The fundamental reason for this is in the sign of the force between similar elements: Other kinds of behavior occur, although metals with high magnetic-ion concentrations eventually at low enough temperature exhibit ferromagnetism.

Twice the size of a regular wine bottle. MAGS has members, as of fall I suppose I ought to update the entry. Illinois 23, Indiana What sport is that? As of January , then, graduate schools. About one school lost per year since , unless I miscounted grievously then. Interference from other users of the same multiple-access system.

Alternate name for MAC , q. There are essentially two types: A mailing list for a discussion group is a common address to which list subscribers send a single copy of their message, and from which they receive a copy of any mails. This kind of system is also called a mail reflector.

Discussion groups can be moderated or not. After political arguments nearly destroyed ANCIEN-L in , for example, it was reconstituted as a moderated group, with postings being vetted by one overworked list owner. The attendant delays destroy some of the immediacy that unmoderated lists have. An unmoderated list on a decent server can reflect messages around the world in a few minutes -- i. A moderated list is occasionally also used to create a low-traffic announcements list by selection of relevant messages from a high-traffic list e.

This file from a humor archive accurately describes the natural life-cycles of mailing lists that ever get large. A newsletter is essentially an application of a moderated mailing list for dissemination of an email newsletter. A lot of organizations use moderated lists to send out advertisements to potential customers, directives and news to employees, etc. The traditional mailing-list software is run completely by email commands -- one subscribes, unsubscribes, changes options, accesses archives, etc.

These commands are all supposed to be sent to a different address than regular postings, but a lot of subscribers forget. Listproc, and probably listserv as well, will bounce back mail that begins with what looks like a command the words unsubscribe , set , etc. This useful page describes the generally similar commands for these five kinds of mailing lists.

The software often recognizes synonyms for the most common commands, and accepts unambiguous abbreviations i. There are now a number of web-based programs that allow mailing lists to be set up, managed, subscribed to, etc. The email protocol is used only to send the mailing list messages. In effect, the parallel tasks have been transferred from the list processor address to an http server. And in case you're wondering, these aren't in any coherent order that I can remember or discern any more.

Otfried Lieberknecht maintains a select list of literary and historical mailing lists. David Meadows's extensive Atrium site includes a guide to Classics-related discussion groups , although he's almost as behind on updating links as we are. Over 90, list listings as of March , as well as 30, newsgroups and 25, IRC chats. You know, I was just about to point out that apparently Liszt was written by Scott Southwick , and that he never gets any credit for it. Just to check, I followed the liszt link, and now July I find that http: Liszt was better, and it was sponsored by a disinterested party.

There's also a directory of lists at Mailbase. The most appropriate place for list managers to discuss mailing lists is on the mailing list List-Managers , hosted by GCA. If a site is set up to archive in web-accessible form the email sent to some address, then users who sign themselves up to be notified of changes at the site will effectively be notified in email of additional messages that have been posted to the site.

They've actually automated a process similar to that: I searched the web , but the hits all have some weaseling punctuation between mail and itch. But here's a history of ITCH. I scraped this entry together around At the time, I thought those radio ads were a bit crass. Wasn't radio personality Steven King, er-- Alan King, er Or was it Saul Palmetto? Larry has been married 53 times, each time to a younger female.

The day he marries an embryo, there will be a constitutional amendment outlawing abortion for same-sex couples. I guess you might understand his obsession with these products. See ED , run. More like a point in times. Main sequence stars are stars that conform to a relatively tight luminosity-temperature relation.

The main sequence was first discovered as an empirical relationship see H-R diagram. It is now understood to represent the stable properties of typical hydrogen-burning stars. Probably not too far from MJAR. It was intended to be and is bare-bones. Also, you can't set nomail and remain on the subscribers list while you're away -- instead you just unsubscribe.

There isn't even any support for archiving of posts. And you can get the Perl source code and play with it. Great Circle Associates GCA is the Majordomo home; it distributes the software, hosts support and development mailing lists for it, and serves some documentation. Learn about that from U Alberta's page. MajorCool is another web interface to Majordomo, from Conveyance Digital. One day, a memo appeared in all the graduate students' mailboxes.

Said of elective classes. In high school, third- or fourth-year language classes often don't make, depending the language and the school size. The last of the twelve minor prophets. Cu 2 C O 3 O H 2 with this structure: In English the name dates back to Anglo-Norman, and stems from the Latin word molochitis.

According to Pliny the Elder, the Latin name was derived from the Greek word for mallow, a purple-flowered plant. Not only is this color association puzzling, but it's not clear that Pliny had the same mineral in mind. Even if Pliny's claim was incorrect for the Latin word, it is correct because self-fulfilling for Modern English.

For something about the occurrence of malachite, see the Fahlerz entry. Another hydroxy-carbonate copper mineral is azurite. Malayalam One of the 22 scheduled languages of India with official language status in the state of Kerala and the union territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry official name since ; still better known as Pondicherry. Malayalam diverged from Tamil in the sixth century or earlier, but over time absorbed a lot of Sanskrit. Supposedly in consequence of this, the Malayalam alphabet has the largest number of letters among the Indian languages and is reportedly capable of representing the sounds of all Dravidian languages as well as Sanskrit.

This seems an exaggeration: I can believe that this is enough to represent any of those languages individually, but only if the individual characters are interpreted differently for different languages. Consider just two similar languages like German and English: Sadly, Malayalam isn't a palindrome in Malayalam script.

What were they thinking? You know you want it. You can't resist -- and you shouldn't. You pulse with anticipation. As her feet hit the floor, the ruined nightgown dropped to her feet.

She looked up at him. I was too rough. Did I hurt you? I remember Mary holding its pinkness the book's cover and reading and reading and how from between my teeth I let out a hoarse, longing moan okay, it was actually more of a contemptuous laugh and how I felt and--oh!

But now I can't find the right sex scene the bit above is at p. In Spanish there is no common alternative, so malgastar covers the entire semantic range covered by the two English verbs. A C -language operator. Memory allocated with malloc should be deallocated with free.

It's advertised as being a lot cleaner. Latin , Mam ercus. Please don't tell me it should be AMJ. Anyway, it's climatological data from the Julian-calendar era in the instance of this initialism that instigated this glossary entry.

At the time, Spring sprang sooner eleven days sooner by April, presumably because that's the cruelest month.

Technically, this is Japan ese, but it sort of works in a lot of European languages. Incidentally, the hyphens are just guides to the Anglophone eye.

In Japanese, hyphenated words don't have hyphens haifun in them. How weird is that? Japanese doesn't use word spacing either, but foryourconvenience wegenerallydo. The common European word mama is now recognized world-wide, even where no European language is a common first language.

For example, it occurs in kyoiku-mama. Mama seems to naturalize well. A woman who spoke mainly Yoruba growing up in Nigeria wasn't sure if the word was Yoruba or not.

I was asking around because Roman Jakobson claimed something like that the word for mother in all languages contains a nasal consonant. This is a trickier claim than it at first seems, because many languages have multiple words for mother, but it's easy to find counter-examples. I think Georgian is one. It offers professional interpreting services and translation of health-related documents to Oneida and Herkimer counties and, eventually, all of Central New York.

German has two postpositions, nach and weder , that function like prepositions but happen to follow their objects. Do not confuse the expansion of m. A usual event dog bites man is not news. It's human interest, and can be reported only if it helps the reporter score a political point.

Nevertheless, the literal event does occur fairly regularly. One very common situation is that of criminal fugitives biting police dogs. The second-most common situation seems to be that of pet owners counter-attacking dogs that attack their own dogs -- dog's best friend 'n'all that.

For another sort of canine anthropomorphic dog fight, see the It was a dark and stormy night entry. We'll be collecting examples of canine man-bites whether they involve criminal fugitives or not and listing them here: Miami, Florida, December 19, Vader was named after Star Wars' Darth Vader. Vader suffered man-bites to the back of the neck and around the right eye. After the attack, he was placed on antibiotics. He also had to be treated with eye drops, and though he was able to return to work the next day, Maio said he'd be taking it a little easier for a while.

Braunschweig, Germany, October Because of the town name, this incident achieved recognition in our Nomenclature is destiny entry. Details can be found there. Man may also bite dog that is already dead and probably cooked.

Back in , the World Cup was held in South Korea and there was a flurry of reporting about dogs as food there. Of course, that wasn't news at all. The South Koreans just need to work out a mutually beneficial agreement with the Australians see dogger. Michael Vick was a talented quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons until just before the beginning of the season.

Unbeknownst to him, treacherous family and friends had been running a dog-fighting operation on his property. As a non-participant, his pseudonym was Ron Mexico. He must have the right algorithm: Oh wait-- I'm sorry, that was his alias in the genital herpes thing a few years before.

After the court papers were filed, there was a brief vogue in sports gear bearing the name. There was even a poor fellow in Brighton, Michigan, an auto-parts supplier, who comes by the name legitimately.

Use Bob Smith or Jim Johnson; there's 50 million of them. Out of all the names in the whole world, I wanna know how he picked this name out. This Ron Mexico knows two others -- relatives of his. You can see where this is going: Anyway, Michael Vick is not alleged to have bitten any of the dogs or given them genital herpes, but he's supposed to have killed some of them in unnecessarily creative ways.

I didn't even know you could kill a dog by hanging. Not very quickly, anyway On August 27, Vick took a plea bargain and reported a Jesus sighting. He claimed he found Jesus, but I'm not sure Jesus had been reported missing. I heard he was expected back. The reason the story merits discussion in this entry, besides the general association with dogs, news, and violence, is the chew-toy angle. Melamine-laced and lead-base-painted, I imagine.

With so little time to set up the tooling, shipping wasn't scheduled to begin until September 7, The situation of a man biting a dog is a paradigm of the unexpected, but it has not always been used to define news. Relevant evidence was posted on the Curculio blog , which had an anonymous ancient Greek couplet on April 20, You remember, of course, that Cerberus is a three-headed dog.

Cerberus, door-keeper of Pluto, be afraid lest he bite you. See, for example, M. Advanced Statistics, Release 6. Not just an acronym; this would make a pretty decent family name. Mandate of Heaven A Chinese imperial doctrine that in late twentieth and early twenty-first century Florida and Texas governs the like-unto-a-god status of football coaches.

If a coach use his power wisely and send in just plays, then his victories demonstrate that his benevolent but firm rule is righteous. If he have a losing season, then it demonstrates that he has lost the mandate of heaven, and may be ignominiously tossed out on his ear, or disemboweled, as the mob choose.

I assume you know what this word means. My feeling is that if you have to turn the steering wheel or your shoulders one way and then another, then that's a maneuver, but only one way is just a turn. Spanish has the noun maniobra and verb maniobrar , with meanings similar to the English cognate.

An early late 40's computer at Los Alamos. The Latin word manus is not, as one might suppose at first glance, a second-declension masculine noun. It's a fourth-declension feminine noun.

Hence the Spanish word mano like French main , etc. More about manobra at the manobre entry. Right now I want to write about something different: It has two volumes: The two volumes are similar in size, and there isn't very much front matter. The disproportionate share of words starting with early letters of the alphabet is typical. Not that it wouldn't be very suspicious if it weren't. In contrast, the xx-volume OED2 has a volume xi that begins with the Scrabble-worthy word ow , whatever that means.

For my own amusement you should skip over this to the next entry , I'm going to list the number of pages dedicated to words starting in different letters of the alphabet in the Spanish dictionary mentioned above this one alphabetizes ll between lk and lm, etc. One can think of this as natural gender when the word originated, and conventional gender now.

Of course , Spanish nouns ending in a are generally female. While there are exceptions, these often have Greek roots e. So the switch in ending is natural: Yes, there are interesting questions here of what to do about conflicts of natural and grammatical gender, but this here is a tangent to n what I started writing about, where n is four or five, so that'll have to wait. I'd also like to mention manubrio , but I can't think what to say about it. The phrase sounds like something Carl Sandburg would have made up, but the idea that the working poor anachronistic-term alert!

Here's an example from Trimalchio's first speech ch. No, it's not a literal translation. There's too much going on to translate it all, and what goes on in English is different. That Latin word is, in fact, the origin of the English word corn , but only in the sense of a local hardening, horniness, of the skin; other meanings represent other etymologies that happened to yield the same sound and spelling.

The word grain itself, of course, comes from Latin. English, as you will recall, is the vocable pack-rat of languages. Just as a common Indo-European root gave rise to both corn via Germanic and grain via Latin , so a common IE root gave rise to horn via Germanic and corn via Latin. Since you've staggered through my clotted prose so far, you can tell it's working. Carpus is the name of one of his servants.

Time to pop the stack again. The second verse runs thus: The horny sons of toil arise, And labour's hammer rings In honest music to the skies, Like harps with iron strings.

While hoarse the shout of industry Rolls like a billow from the sea. Then again, the OED has an instance of horny in the sense of concupiscent dating back as early as , and this seems the sort of slang word that might be in circulation a long time before it happened into the literary record.

One is reminded of the dialogue in Rock Hudson movies, when we see them again, now that we all know. Of course, some people never didn't get the jokes. Time to visit the mano a mano entry. I mention this only for the benefit of those few who are not reading serially through all the entries. Soviet-made, shoulder-fired surface-to-air missile s.

The break in slope occurs on all sides--there are no gables this general situation is called a hip roof ; in the simplest such roof, for a rectangular building, the edges where the slopes of the roof faces change form a rectangle. You needed to know this. Mansard seems to be more popular in Europe than in the US, where gambrel roofs are most common on barns. Gambrel and mansard roofs are both called curb roofs.

Oh man, look gambrel up at the AAT. Talk about making a federal case of it! The devil finds cell phone s for idle hands. One of the best things about quiltin' is that it gives the womenfolks somthing to think about while they talk. Time for some quick gender-generic repair. Also recorded in that old book is the following hypothetical exchange: What do you do up here in the winter when the road's blocked?

We just set and think Page 89, like almost all the odd pages, is given over to a picture. I've quoted pretty much all the text on pp. See the I dunno entry for more yokel communication studies.

From the Latin word spelled with one ess meaning make-weight, which is believed to be of Etr uscan origin the word , you nitwit, not the make-weight!

Before the party is over, bop on over to the mano de obra entry. Further explanation at the Cover-2 entry. Each propane has one end bonded to each of the two bridges. Altogether, then, an eleven-carbon alkane undecane comprising cyclo-octane rings. Its stable configuration has either exact or almost-exact C 3h symmetry about the 1 and 5 carbons the bridge carbons, each bonded to one end of each of the three propane chains.

That is, the line through the two bridge carbons is a three-fold axis, and each propane chain is a rigid copy of its neighbors, translated a third of a turn about this axis and rigidly rotated by the same angle in the same direction. The two end carbons of each propane are aligned parallel to the axis, so that when the molecule is viewed end-on, the four bonds and three atoms of each propane chain appear as a bent leg viewed from the side -- the end carbons overlapping in one knee, with the middle carbon at the foot.

Viewed in this way, the molecule as a whole has the form of a triskelion. The crest of the Isle of Man traditional adjective form Manx , of course is a triskelion. As far as I can tell, the trivial name manxane first appears in the chemical literature in a journal article by P. Watt has an illustration of the Manx crest, though in the nonstandard orientation. All early representations of the three legs of Man shows them running i. A distinctive feature of the Manx triskelion is that the legs are wearing armor -- at least the legs and feet are plated, and the heels have six-pointed spurs.

A triskelion of greater antiquity is that of Sicily. Its legs are naked and it has a Medusa's head at the center. After , these included the Isle of Man. An enzyme that breaks down mono amine s by oxidation. The monoamines referred to are typically the amines that function as neurotransmitters. A drug like iproniazid, that decreases the effectiveness of MAO and thus delays uptake of neurotransmitter amines. A class of antidepressants. MAP Maximum a p osteriori likelihood. Scheduled for launch August Will eventually sit on a Lagrange point and collect data for over a year.

This discovery sort of dovetails with the difficulty I've had finding interesting crossword puzzle fills involving Mississippi. Maybe it's just as well: Don't hold your breath. I seem to come across a lot more Marxist literature in Spanish than in English. Karl Marx introduced the theory that there is a distinctive Let's use AMP , provisionally.

Okay, enough of that. The current name is the first that is explicit about the focus of activities. Probably the one around Boston. It's not clear whether these cells existed in the marrow or arose in response to the culture conditions.

Not just any one, but Microsoft 's standard, though hardly the sort of name that would yield a strong trademark vide TM. MAPI governs how communications applications exchange data. For undergraduates unable to attend the Law School Forum in Chicago, this is, for most, the only opportunity for them to meet admissions reps face-to-face. I should probably explain why this is a mnemonic.

This Ovaltine ad ran in the 's, and it seemed to me like a palinode for an earlier ad. It has its own golden page at the online Breakfast Cereal Hall of Fame.

But when we've got a great mnemonic like this, we dare not ask for more, now, do we? They are also available from the census bureau. The Bodleian Library at Oxford University has a map room. Customize your own at Mapquest or Yahoo.

With stress on the for. The term gained temporary currency from Donald I. Warren's book The Radical Center: Middle Americans and the Politics of Alienation U. In the 's, US President Nixon was economically far to the left of anything we saw in the last fifth of the twentieth century. To the extent that the so-called radical centrist attitude or resentment described above persisted through the economic expansion of , it seems to have been significantly reduced by welfare reform in the 's.

Then again, maybe the economic expansion of the 's had something to do with it. The term MAR never caught on, which is why you're reading about it here.

One exception was Samuel Francis, a columnist for the conservative magazine Chronicles , who used the term essentially for an America-Firster -- a social conservative like Patrick Buchanan, supporting isolationism, closure of immigration, autarky if it can be implemented painlessly , and other actions intended to preserve a traditional cultural identity, etc.

He published a collection of his columns as Revolution from the Middle. This political position, like every political third way , has at least the initially plausible appearance of not falling squarely within one of the two major pre-existing positions.

The two positions that can command a committed following are the Republican now usually called nationalist and unionist positions. However, the desire of unionists is not the preservation of control by Crown appointees; it is home rule dominated by the Protestant majority and making less allowance for minority i.

The difference between the unionist position and the Ulster Nationalist position is really one of means rather than ends, or else a difference of degree of independence. These comments are off the top of my head and probably completely fatuous. In the transition to Romance, the gender system of Latin went from three to two genders and neuter nouns generally became male.

That did not quite happen in this case. Unusually for a Spanish noun, this word can take both genders. In addition, some figurative and sort-of technical expressions construe mar as female, presumably owing to their originating or being popular with seamen. There's a bit more to say about mare , since it wasn't an entirely ordinary third-declension.

It was an i-stem, meaning that the genitive plural ended in -ium rather than -um, that an ablative singular form mari could be used alternative to the consonantal-stem-like mare , and that the accusative forms could be different as well. It seems to me that the unusual morphology might have contributed to confusion that allowed mariners to select a preferred gender on a more intuitionistic basis.

FWIW , another neuter third declension i-stem is animal , which followed the general rule and became male in Spanish. The form of the noun that came to be used in Spanish, which does not inflect nouns according to case, most commonly resembles the Latin ablative sing. One of the differences between English and Spanish is the relative abundance of different roots and substantially different words in English. Words related to mar illustrate this nicely: Marchantia A liverwort, not a country.

As such, it does not have a TLA. Since there's nothing left to umlaut, the non-dative plural form is identical with the singular. Bite the bullet and read a textbook. A popular term with marketing types. I'm not sure what part of marketing it doesn't include. Related stuff at the SftP entry. You can look that up anywhere. Here I just want to note the existence of a countable sense, arising from a jocular collocation of marital with fellowship understood in the countable sense similar to countable scholarship.

It was once issued as a Scottish silver coin called the merk. It ended up as the basic monetary unit until in Finland markka in de nominative declension, singular, I dink and in Germany. In German, the word is capitalized like all nouns. The word Mark is by far the most common feminine German noun whose plural form is identical with the singular form. If there is any other instance, it's probably some oddball borrowing from an ancient language. No, I don't have a particular example in mind.

An advantage of marks over pounds is that they can be halved an extra time: A mark is 32 times 5 pence. You could divide up evenly ways with farthings, but it begins to look like there are too many fingers in the pie. Total value of outstanding shares. Headgear for supermarket safaris. Markovnikov's Rule A rule for determining the dominant product in the addition of a hydrogen halide to an alkene.

According to the rule, when the double bond is broken, the carbon with the most hydrogens gets another hydrogen, and the halide bonds to the other carbon.

Sounds like the Matthew Principle. Markovnikov is now the most common transliteration to English. Other variants include Markovnikoff, Markownikoff, Markownikov. Mars The fourth planet. Here's a surprising thing: Aphelion is about 1. This means that the Earth-to-Mars distance varies by a factor of seven. There was an unusually favorable opposition of Mars in That year, a few days before the closest approach to Earth, Asaph Hall discovered the two moons of Mars, which he named Deimos and Phobos.

Also in , the Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli observed some lines on the surface of Mars that he described as canali. The latter wrote in his Autobiography , I came in with Halley's Comet in It is coming again next year [ viz. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don't go out with Halley's Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: William Sheehan's The Planet Mars: The entire book is available to read free on-line.

A library automation system from the days before we were cyborgs. Once upon a time , anyway MARTA buses were very clean which was difficult, because they were painted white.

MARTA also runs trains. WWI ended that day in on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. In the US, it became a legal federal holiday in , under the name of Armistice Day. Kristallnacht, a night of riots, murder of Jews, and arson and looting of synagogues and Jewish-owned businesses throughout the Third Reich, began the evening of November 9, It was originally planned to last two nights and end on the 11th.

On November 10, , Enrico Fermi received the call from Stockholm announcing that he had won the Nobel Prize in Physics for that year. The timing was convenient, since with the imposition of anti-Semitic laws in Italy that autumn, the Fermis had decided to emigrate to the US Enrico's wife Laura was Jewish.

The Fermis sailed on from Sweden to the US officially for a six-month stay , avoiding certain currency restrictions imposed by Italy. Good fascists everywhere were incensed that he shook the hand of the Swedish king, instead of extending his arm in the fascist salute. Newspapers published stupid political cartoons about how he must have injured his arm or something. Laura wrote about this in Atoms in the Family. As its doors swung open, we were face to face with a short old man in a baggy red suit and furry white trimmings, with a long white beard and twinkling blue eyes.

The three of us stood still, fascinated, open-mouthed. The queer old man motioned us inside the elevator and then, with a benevolent smile, said to us: I am Santa Claus. She knows we are Italian children.

She could not get a visa and must remain in Italy,'' I answered on the inspiration of the moment. He also figured he could take advantage of favorable winds off the West coast of Africa, but he couldn't admit this because an international convention between Portugal and Spain officially forbade him to sail that far South. In , Spain expelled all Jews living within its borders. Actually, they also had the option of converting and coming under suspicion of judaizing and being tortured, confessed and executed by the Inquisition.

Columbus sailed from Spain on the last day for Jews to get out. Columbus Day is celebrated or observed, by those who object on the second Monday in October. Traditionally, Columbus Day was celebrated on October 12, the day land was first sighted the first recorded Columbus Day celebration in the US took place on the th anniversary of the day.

In , the name of Armistice Day was changed to Veterans' Day. Marx Brothers There really were five 5 originally: Chico Leonard Shtick was piano. Most unbegrudged guest at the Algonquin Round Table. Groucho Julius Henry Mr. Zeppo Herbert A juvenile delinquent. After the Four Marx Brothers act became the three, he eventually found more suitable work as an agent.

One or more of the birth years listed above may be five years late. Marx on matter Translated by H. Adams from Karl Marx's Ph.

Allen and Unwin, London, For it is in its center of gravity that matter possesses its ideal individuality So that if atoms are placed in the perceptible world they must have weight. Marx died on March 14, , the fourth birthday of Albert Einstein , who eventually had interesting things to say about matter, mass, and energy. MAS M ovimiento a l S ocialismo.

A Bolivian political party headed by Evo Morales, leader of the country's coca producers. It's legal to grow coca in Bolivia. On the basis of my family's experience surviving in Bolivia, however, I would caution that legality there is a kind of interesting technicality. Evo Morales was elected president in December The much more common word is pero. Not much now November at their particular website. Preceded the laser, but not as telegenic since microwaves are invisible.

Robert Hooker wrote a novel by that title, and Ring Lardner, Jr. The movie was directed by Robert Altman and starred Donald Sutherland, Elliot Gould, and other people you've heard of. This form appears on at least a couple of different box covers for videos of the movie.

That seems to be a widely held view. Of course, some other widely held views are that the TV show was amusing and not by turns treacly and insipid, so you can take that for what it's worth. Without citing a source, this webpage claims that the asterisks were a publicity man's idea and were not in the original title.

That seems likely, but it raises the question whether the asterisks were part of the initial promotion of the movie, or were adopted later. Most other promotional posters for this movie that one can find on the web here, for example use asterisks. Probably most are unclearly or uncertainly dated, but all those that rely on stills or artwork from the studio unlike the original cartoon in the Polish ad seem to include asterisks.

In some of the pictures that appear to be older, however, the asterisks are smaller than they usually are now, and are not centered vertically but appear lower. These could have been interpreted as slightly raised periods, though there were only three.

Perhaps they were originally intended to emphasize though one might have guessed it from the capitalization that the title was not the nonacronymic word mash.

It's worth noting that in Latin monumental inscriptions of all periods, classical to modern , raised periods or dots have been used to separate letters of an abbreviation so a four-letter abbreviation like SPQR would have only three marks in the locations where MASH has asterisks. That's what I've found and thought of. Draw your own conclusions. Mashie Obsolete name for a five iron golf club.

One number higher is a Spade Mashie. Mashie-Niblick Obsolete name for a seven iron golf club. Between a Mashie and a Niblick. Just as of this writing, this entry is leading in the contest for entry of least personal utility to the glossarist.

Nothing Serious , Specifies standards for GPS. Standard based on earlier Air Force specs. In principle, to the degree that smarts tend to help you get rich or marry rich or choose rich parents, there will be a correlation. So they might be smarter, if not smart. But in practice, not much. Looking back, or thinking back, or whatever back, that might be the most thought-provoking question she ever asked me. Not because the answer was any mystery, but because the question was.

Demonstrative adjectives are versatile. Massenkarambolage In my high school German class in or so, we encountered this beautiful word in a popular magazine probably Bunte Illustrierte.

It wasn't in any of our dictionaries. An Austrian boys' choir touring the US visited our class around then, and they didn't recognize this word either. They even denied that it was a word. Now there's the Internet. To all the people who have doubted me ever since, I can now say: Sounds vaguely obscene innat context, doan it?

Master of Arts in Teaching. It provides certification for some segment of K along with graduate study in the academic area in which it is awarded. Oh you are soooo wrong! I have a dream, and my vision is steadily focused on that dream! I dream of financial independence and security. The more securities, the better! It is a very unique dream, because it is my personal dream of my personal financial success, rather someone else's dream of someone else's success.

Undoubtedly he does sometimes, and, what may seem yet more astonishing, so does your historian and even your sociologist , and that without the help of accident. When this happens, however, when these students arrive, I do not say at truth, for that may be by lucky accident or happy chance or a kind of intuition, but when they arrive at conclusions that are correct, then that is because they have been for the moment in all literalness acting the part of mathematician.

I do not say this for the aggrandizement of mathematics. Cicourel, Method and Measurement in Sociology , p. Free Press of Glencoe, The research techniques and measurement scales of any science can be viewed as a problem in the sociology of knowledge. Matlab A region of Bangladesh. An upazila, as you may infer, is some kind of subdistrict, something like either a US county or, in states like New York and Indiana, a township.

Matlab Upazila has an area of sq. I'm sure it's a delightful enough place, but I've never been. I only learned about it while browsing this can be done by hand, my young friends the June issue of Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics. Here is the beginning of the abstract: We examine whether the effect of sibship size on education differs by the individual's birth order in low-income countries, using details from Matlab, Bangladesh.

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