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gaze

gaze

A fixed look; a look of eagerness, wonder, or admiration; a continued look of attention.

— Wiktionary

expect

expect

To look for (mentally); to look forward to, as to something that is believed to be about to happen or come; to have a previous apprehension of, whether of good or evil; to look for with some confidence; to anticipate; -- often followed by an infinitive, sometimes by a clause (with, or without, that).

— Wiktionary

lookit

lookit

look; look at that; look here or there

— Wiktionary

inter-look dormant period

inter-look dormant period

In mine warfare, the time interval after each look in a multi-look mine, during which the firing mechanism will not register.

— Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Look-alike

Look-alike

A look-alike is a person who closely resembles another person. In popular Western culture, a look-alike is a person who bears a close physical resemblance to a celebrity, politician or member of royalty. Many look-alikes earn a living by making guest appearances at public events or performing on television or film, playing the person they resemble. A large variety of celebrity look-alike images can be found throughout the web, including images placed by professional agencies that offer their services. Look-alikes have also figured prominently at least since the 19th century in literature, and in the 20th and 21st centuries in film.

— Freebase

Expect

Expect

to look for (mentally); to look forward to, as to something that is believed to be about to happen or come; to have a previous apprehension of, whether of good or evil; to look for with some confidence; to anticipate; -- often followed by an infinitive, sometimes by a clause (with, or without, that); as, I expect to receive wages; I expect that the troops will be defeated

— Webster Dictionary

Gaze

Gaze

a fixed look; a look of eagerness, wonder, or admiration; a continued look of attention

— Webster Dictionary

Leer

Leer

to look with a leer; to look askance with a suggestive expression, as of hatred, contempt, lust, etc. ; to cast a sidelong lustful or malign look

— Webster Dictionary

Look Around

Look Around

Look Around is the third album by Sérgio Mendes and Brasil '66, with vocalists Lani Hall and Janis Hansen. It was released in 1968. Mendes burst into mainstream prominence when he performed the Oscar-nominated Burt Bacharach/Hal David song "The Look of Love" on the Academy Awards telecast in March 1968. The song is featured on Look Around. The album was recorded at the Sunset Sound, Western Recorders, and Annex Studios, Hollywood. Brasil '66's version of "The Look of Love" quickly shot into the top 10, eclipsing Dusty Springfield's version. "Like a Lover" was covered by many jazz vocalists such as Carmen McRae, Sarah Vaughan, Helen Merrill, Dianne Reeves, Al Jarreau, Natalie Cole, Jane Monheit and others. "So Many Stars" was also recorded by Heren Merrill, Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughan, Jane Monheit, Barbra Streisand, Natalie Cole, Stacey Kent and others. A remastered version of the album was released on CD in 2000.

— Freebase

Look and feel

Look and feel

In software design, look and feel is a term used in respect of a graphical user interface and comprises aspects of its design, including elements such as colors, shapes, layout, and typefaces, as well as the behavior of dynamic elements such as buttons, boxes, and menus. The term can also refer to aspects of an API, mostly to parts of an API that are not related to its functional properties. The term is used in reference to both software and websites. Look and feel applies to other products. In documentation, for example, it refers to the graphical layout and the writing style. In the context of equipment, it refers to consistency in controls and displays across a product line. Look and feel in operating system user interfaces serves two general purposes. First, it provides branding, helping to identify a set of products from one company. Second, it increases ease of use, since users will become familiar with how one product functions and can translate their experience to other products with the same look and feel.

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browse

browse

To scan, to casually look through in order to find items of interest, especially without knowledge of what to look for beforehand.

— Wiktionary

cannibalism

cannibalism

In speech, the occurrence of one word "eating" part or all of the next word, because the syllables ar the same. For example, "Look, an MIT shirt" for "Look, an MIT T-shirt".

— Wiktionary

espy

espy

To look or search narrowly; to look about; to watch; to take notice; to spy.

— Wiktionary

overlook

overlook

To look down upon from a place that is over or above; to look over or view from a higher position; to rise above, so as to command a view of

— Wiktionary

scowl

scowl

To wrinkle the brows, as in frowning or displeasure; to put on a frowning look; to look sour, sullen, severe, or angry.

— Wiktionary

hairy eyeball

hairy eyeball

A look askance at someone; a look of disdain or skepticism.

— Wiktionary

all that glitters is not gold

all that glitters is not gold

Things that appear valuable or worthwhile might not actually be so, things that look nice might not be as good as they look.

— Wiktionary

glance away

glance away

intransitive: To look at something else briefly, then look back again.

— Wiktionary

forthlook

forthlook

To look forth; look out.

— Wiktionary

besee

besee

To look about one's self; look to one's self.

— Wiktionary

gape

goggle, gape, gawp, gawk

look with amazement; look stupidly

— Princeton's WordNet

gawk

goggle, gape, gawp, gawk

look with amazement; look stupidly

— Princeton's WordNet

gawp

goggle, gape, gawp, gawk

look with amazement; look stupidly

— Princeton's WordNet

goggle

goggle, gape, gawp, gawk

look with amazement; look stupidly

— Princeton's WordNet

leer

leer

look suggestively or obliquely; look or gaze with a sly, immodest, or malign expression

— Princeton's WordNet

Espy

Espy

to look or search narrowly; to look about; to watch; to take notice; to spy

— Webster Dictionary

Gaze

Gaze

to fixx the eyes in a steady and earnest look; to look with eagerness or curiosity, as in admiration, astonishment, or with studious attention

— Webster Dictionary

Glunch

Glunch

a sullen, angry look; a look of disdain or dislike

— Webster Dictionary

Into

Into

expressing penetration beyond the outside or surface, or access to the inside, or contents; as, to look into a letter or book; to look into an apartment

— Webster Dictionary

Look

Look

hence; Appearance; aspect; as, the house has a gloomy look; the affair has a bad look

— Webster Dictionary

Peep

Peep

a sly look; a look as through a crevice, or from a place of concealment

— Webster Dictionary

Revise

Revise

to look at again for the detection of errors; to reexamine; to review; to look over with care for correction; as, to revise a writing; to revise a translation

— Webster Dictionary

Scowl

Scowl

to wrinkle the brows, as in frowning or displeasure; to put on a frowning look; to look sour, sullen, severe, or angry

— Webster Dictionary

Skew

Skew

to look obliquely; to squint; hence, to look slightingly or suspiciously

— Webster Dictionary

Look Sharp!

Look Sharp!

Look Sharp! is the second studio album by the Swedish pop and rock duo Roxette. It was recorded at EMI Studios in Stockholm and at Trident II Studios in London between March and June 1988. The album was released on October 19, 1988, two years after their debut Pearls of Passion. The album became a international hit, reaching #23 on the Billboard 200 and spawning the major hit singles "The Look", "Listen to Your Heart", "Dressed for Success", and "Dangerous". Because of the worldwide success of the album and its singles, Look Sharp! is considered as Roxette's breakthrough. The album has sold over 9 million copies worldwide.

— Freebase

Heroin chic

Heroin chic

Heroin chic was a look popularized in mid-1990s fashion and characterized by pale skin, dark circles underneath the eyes and angular bone structure. The look, characterised by emaciated features and androgyny, was a reaction against the "healthy" and vibrant look of models such as Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer. A 1996 article in the Los Angeles Times stated that the fashion industry had "a nihilistic vision of beauty" that was reflective of drug addiction and U.S. News and World Report called the movement a "cynical trend".

— Freebase

Distressing

Distressing

Distressing in the decorative arts is the activity of making a piece of furniture or object appear aged and older, giving it a "weathered look," and there are many methods to produce an appearance of age and wear. Distressing is viewed as a refinishing technique although it is the opposite of finishing in a traditional sense. In distressing, the object's finish is intentionally destroyed or manipulated to look less than perfect, such as with sandpaper or paint stripper. For example, the artisan often removes some but not all of the paint, leaving proof of several layers of paint speckled over wood grain underneath. This becomes the "finished" piece. Distressing has become a popular design style and decorative art form. The artisan attempts a rustic, attractive, one-of-a-kind appearance or vintage look. The final appearance is often called the patina. Distressing can be applied to a variety of surfaces and materials such as wood, glass, metal, plastic, stone, concrete, plaster, and paint. Solid pine furniture in particular is one of the most ideal furniture types to apply distressing to. The Shabby chic style has made both distressing and antiquing popular. The technique is sometimes applied to electric guitars, where it is referred to as 'Relicing'.

— Freebase

Eye shadow

Eye shadow

Eye shadow is a cosmetic that is applied on the eyelids and under the eyebrows. It is commonly used to make the wearer's eyes stand out or look more attractive. Eye shadow adds depth and dimension to one's eyes, complements the eye color, or simply draws attention to the eyes. Eye shadow comes in many different colors and textures. It is usually made from a powder and mica, but can also be found in liquid, pencil, or mousse form. Civilizations across the world use eye shadow - predominantly on females, but also occasionally on males. In Western society, it's seen as a feminine cosmetic, even when used by men. On average, the distance between eyelashes and eyebrows is twice as big in women as in men. Thus pale eye shadow visually enlarges this area and has a feminizing effect. In Gothic fashion, black or similarly dark-colored eye shadow and other types of eye makeup are popular amongst both genders. Many people use eye shadow simply to improve their appearance, but it is also commonly used in theatre and other plays, to create a memorable look, with bright, bold colors. Depending on skin tone and experience, the effect of eye shadow usually brings out glamor and gains attention. The use of eye shadow attempts to replicate the natural eye shadow that some women exhibit due to a natural contrasting pigmentation on their eyelids. Natural eye shadow can range anywhere from a glossy shine to one's eyelids, to a pinkish tone, or even a silver look.

— Freebase

False Dawn

False Dawn

False Dawn is a short story by Rudyard Kipling. It was first published in the first Indian edition of Plain Tales from the Hills in 1888, and in subsequent editions of that collection. The story is set on an unnamed 'station', or one of the posts where the British lived during the Raj. It is something of a backwater, "nearly a day's journey" from Lahore; and at the time of the story, "just before the final exodus of the Hill-goers", i.e. at the beginning of the hot season, there are under 20 British in residence. The story concerns Saumarez, a well-paid member of the Indian Civil Service who is "popular with women". He decides to propose marriage to one of a pair of sisters, Maud and Edith Copleigh, who do everything together: the gossip of the station is that it will be to Maud, which would be an excellent match. She is prettier than her sister, though they are very alike in figure, look and voice. Saumarez arranges a moonlight picnic for six couple to provide a romantic setting. After midnight, the supper is interrupted by a terrible dust storm, and confusion reigns. In a lull in the storm, the narrator hears Edith crying "O my God!". and asking to be taken home. He refuses till daylight, they separate - and then Saumarez says he's proposed to the wrong one. The narrator sees on Maud's face "that look on her face which only comes once or twice in a lifetime - when a woman is perfectly happy and the air is full of trumpets and gorgeously-coloured fire, and the Earth turns into cloud because she loves and is loved." It is Saumarez's duty to wipe that look off her face. 'Kipling' leaves him to it, galloping off to tell Edith: "You have got to come back with me, Miss Copleigh. Saumarez has something to tell you." They return home in the dawn, Maud riding with 'Kipling': "Maud Copleigh did not talk to me at any length."

— Freebase

Bowling ball

Bowling ball

A bowling ball is a spherical ball made from plastic, reactive resin, urethane or a combination of these materials which is used in the sport of bowling. Ten-pin bowling balls generally have a set of three holes drilled in them, one each for the ring and middle finger, and one for the thumb; however, rules allow for up to five finger holes. They generally range from six pounds to 16 pounds in weight. The maximum limit allowed in tournaments or league games is 16 pounds, but balls of up to 20 pounds are available. A five-pin bowling ball has no finger holes and is smaller so that the bowler can hold the ball in the palm of his or her hand. Candlepin bowling balls also fit in the hand, but are slightly smaller and lighter than five-pin balls. Most bowling alleys provide free balls for patrons to use, called "house balls", although bowlers may purchase their own. These are often customized, and can feature specially sized finger holes or monograms. Because purchased balls are usually drilled to match the owner's fingers, most can throw a customized bowling ball that is one to two pounds heavier than the house ball they previously used. Bowling balls come in many varieties of colors, and are often either a single flat color, a swirl-like design of multiple colors, gray or a single color with an iridescent look. It is even possible to obtain transparent bowling balls, some are even made white the clear polyester or plastic shell with a small object inside of them for a distinctive look. These objects look to be rather large but are in fact a lot smaller outside of the ball. Some objects have included skulls, footballs, and small bowling pins.

— Freebase

Defences

Defences

Palaces and Bridges: London's most recent palaces were built not for royalty but for the general public. In this programme historian Adam Hart Davis takes a look at the building of Alexandra and Crystal Palaces and the Palace of Westminster and traces how architecture on a grand scale started to be used to provide buildings for the general public. Crystal Palace was the subject of an intense competition to decide on the design for the building that would house 'The Great Exhibition' - Joseph Paxton came up with a revolutionary way of building with prefabricated cast iron and glass sections and his design was an enormous success. It paved the way for leisure centres and theme parks, one last remnant of his design being the recently restored dinosaur park- an idea more than a hundred years ahead of its time. The programme will also look at the original People's Palace - Alexandra - and its history of fires, historic television broadcasts and hippy happenings and at the amazing gothic edifice of Sir Charles Barry's Palace of Westminster. Bridges have played a vital part in the creation of modern London and this programme examines these crucial crossings, from Tower Bridge to the recently completed Hungerford foot bridges. For centuries there was only one bridge traversing the Thames - London Bridge. In the 18th century the king decided to have another built but was unwilling to spend his own cash and so decided to fund it by a lottery. It became known as the 'Bridge of Fools' due to the many financial and technical problems that included parts of the foundations being swept away during construction. Pierre Lablaye's design was eventually completed nearly twenty years after the first Royal Lottery. It confounded its critics, who said it's design was flawed, by surviving an earthquake in 1753. This programme will also look at the amazing hydraulics inside Tower Bridge and at another Lottery funded bridge beset by technical problems - the Millennium Foot Bridge, better known as the Wobbly Bridge.

— Freebase

Fractals

Fractals

Patterns (real or mathematical) which look similar at different scales, for example the network of airways in the lung which shows similar branching patterns at progressively higher magnifications. Natural fractals are self-similar across a finite range of scales while mathematical fractals are the same across an infinite range. Many natural, including biological, structures are fractal (or fractal-like). Fractals are related to "chaos" (see NONLINEAR DYNAMICS) in that chaotic processes can produce fractal structures in nature, and appropriate representations of chaotic processes usually reveal self-similarity over time.

— U.S. National Library of Medicine

Cycadophyta

Cycadophyta

A division of GYMNOSPERMS which look like palm trees (ARECACEAE) but are more closely related to PINUS. They have large cones and large pinnate leaves and are sometimes called cycads, a term which may also refer more narrowly to cycadales or CYCAS.

— U.S. National Library of Medicine

Comparative Genomic Hybridization

Comparative Genomic Hybridization

A method for analyzing and mapping differences in the copy number of specific genes or other large sequences between two sets of chromosomal DNA. It is used to look for large sequence changes such as deletions, duplications, or amplifications within the genomic DNA of an individual (with a tumor for example) or family members or population or between species.

— U.S. National Library of Medicine

Cyathus

Cyathus

A genus of saprophytic fungi in the family Nidulariaceae. They look like small bird's nests complete with eggs. The eggs are small capsules known as peridioles, which contain the spores.

— U.S. National Library of Medicine

Betterfly

Betterfly

Betterfly is the world’s most diverse marketplace for people who want to better themselves and others. We connect talented individuals, known as Betterists, directly with the people who want their skills - making it easy for people to learn, look and feel better.A better way to find the right people: You won’t see any companies in our search results, just skilled people. Why? We think that knowing the name of a great teacher, trainer or stylist is more important than knowing the name of a great school, salon or spa. Our exclusive focus on people means users can search efficiently and find exactly who they’re looking for.1000+ ways to learn, look and feel better: Our Betterists offer fun, challenging, random and every day services in more categories than you can imagine. Take a class from a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, try out a new look with a fantastic hairstylist or get that raise with the help of a career coach. You can do almost anything on Betterfly.Better. Together.: Betterfly is a lively community of people who believe in better. We come together because we know that better makes people happy. We connect, discuss, share tips, set goals, ask questions, meet up, build thriving businesses and celebrate better in all its forms Join us!

— CrunchBase

EQAL

EQAL

EQAL is a next-generation media company that combines technology and people to power 24/7/365 digital media properties around consumer brands and celebrities. An EQAL media property is a multiplatform digital magazine that creates a seamless experience for fans across various devices and social networks. With more than 40 media properties, EQAL’s award-winning Media Networks include Jennifer Lopez.com; Bethenny.com; Elizabeth Banks.com; ToriSpelling.com; Lauren Conrad.com; Alicia Silverstone’s TheKindLife.com; Derek Hough.com; YouTube phenoms ElleandBlair.com and Michelle Phan.com; WalkWithWalgreens.com, KRAFT’s Effie Award winning RealWomenofPhiladelphia.com and others. The growing EQAL network reaches more than 60 million trend-setting consumers and generates billions of content impressions every month. EQAL Media Studios produces the portfolio of content for the YouTube Original fashion & beauty channel u look haute. EQAL was founded by online programming pioneers Miles Beckett and Greg Goodfried who created many of the “firsts” in the development of the online video industry with lonelygirl15, KateModern and Harpers Globe.EQAL’s pop culture-obsessed teams of editors; writers, designers and social media experts create multiplatform media properties in partnership with familiar personalities and brands across numerous verticals. Umbrella is our proprietary social publishing platform that powers our network of highly interactive social websites and mobile apps. The core platform is an API that integrates dozens of third-party API’s, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Foursquare, Instagram and more. Because Umbrella websites and applications are connected via API’s to popular social networks like Facebook and Twitter, our media properties are “service and device agnostic,” making it easy for fans to interact with the property on their favorite social network using their preferred device. The Umbrella platform consists of a web-services application and RESTful API that provides a generic interface for dozens of third-party social API’s. Applications built on top of the Umbrella API can seamlessly read-write data across multiple services with fewer API calls and lower overhead. The platform includes a content management system and a mobile publishing application, and provides a framework for future application development including mobile consumer apps, connected-television apps, and more. 
Our innovative “sponsored post” ad unit is integrated into the feed of content on the homepage of our celebrity websites and syndicated to social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Because the ads are shareable, like-able, and incorporate discounts and giveaways, they drive high levels of engagement and ROI. Leveraging our branded content team, brand advertisers can directly work with our celebrity partners to create an on-site “celebrity campaign” or a micro-site “branded community.”EQAL’s worked with the biggest brands on earth, including Kraft, Walgreens, Avon, Clorox and more, and set the bar for social media advertising with the 2011 Effie award-winning Real Women of Philadelphia campaign.The leadership team includes technology and creative executives from CAA, Disney, E! Entertainment, Firstborn, McKinsey, Trailer Park, MTV, FUSE TV, Idealab, and Amazon.EQAL’s in house production arm, EQAL Studios, launched the YouTube Fashion & Beauty Original YouTube Channel, u look haute in April 2011. The core programming includes a mix of short form (3-5 minutes) and long form (12-22 minute) videos. u look haute features traditional celebrities like Lauren Conrad and Chelsea Kane, YouTube stars like Elle and Blair Fowler and developing YouTube talent in Mary Darling and Leah Ashley, ReNailz and Rachel DaMita in a slate of programming laid out like a network. The channel has consistently grown its audience in rapid successi

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Electricity

Electricity

It is impossible in the existing state of human knowledge to give a satisfactory definition of electricity. The views of various authorities are given here to afford a basis for arriving at the general consensus of electricians.

We have as yet no conception of electricity apart from the electrified body; we have no experience of its independent existence. (J. E. H. Gordon.)

What is Electricity? We do not know, and for practical purposes it is not necessary that we should know. (Sydney F. Walker.)

Electricity … is one of those hidden and mysterious powers of nature which has thus become known to us through the medium of effects. (Weale's Dictionary of Terms.)

This word Electricity is used to express more particularly the cause, which even today remains unknown, of the phenomena that we are about to explain. (Amédée Guillemin.)



Electricity is a powerful physical agent which manifests itself mainly by attractions and repulsions, but also by luminous and heating effects, by violent commotions, by chemical decompositions, and many other phenomena. Unlike gravity, it is not inherent in bodies, but it is evoked in them by a variety of causes … (Ganot's Physics.)

Electricity and magnetism are not forms of energy; neither are they forms of matter. They may, perhaps, be provisionally defined as properties or conditions of matter; but whether this matter be the ordinary matter, or whether it be, on the other hand, that all-pervading ether by which ordinary matter is surrounded, is a question which has been under discussion, and which now may be fairly held to be settled in favor of the latter view. (Daniell's Physics.)

The name used in connection with an extensive and important class of phenomena, and usually denoting the unknown cause of the phenomena or the science that treats of them. (Imperial Dictionary.)

Electricity. . . is the imponderable physical agent, cause, force or the molecular movement, by which, under certain conditions, certain phenomena, chiefly those of attraction and repulsion, . . . are produced. (John Angell.)

It has been suggested that if anything can rightly be called "electricity," this must be the ether itself; and that all electrical and magnetic phenomena are simply due to changes, strains and motions in the ether. Perhaps negative electrification. . .means an excess of ether, and positive electrification a defect of ether, as compared with the normal density. (W. Larden.)

Electricity is the name given to the supposed agent producing the described condition (i. e. electrification) of bodies. (Fleeming Jenkin.)

There are certain bodies which, when warm and dry, acquire by friction, the property of attracting feathers, filaments of silk or indeed any light body towards them. This property is called Electricity, and bodies which possess it are said to be electrified. (Linnaeus Cumming.)

What electricity is it is impossible to say, but for the present it is convenient to look upon it as a kind of invisible something which pervades all bodies. (W. Perren Maycock.)

What is electricity? No one knows. It seems to be one manifestation of the energy which fills the universe and which appears in a variety of other forms, such as heat, light, magnetism, chemical affinity, mechanical motion, etc. (Park Benjamin.)

The theory of electricity adopted throughout these lessons is, that electricity, whatever its true nature, is one, not two; that this Electricity, whatever it may prove to be, is not matter, and is not energy; that it resembles both matter and energy in one respect, however, in that it can neither be created nor destroyed. (Sylvanus P. Thomson.)

In Physics a name denoting the cause of an important class of phenomena of attraction and repulsion, chemical decomposition, etc., or, collectively, these p

— The Standard Electrical Dictionary

lens

lens

a curved piece of glass or plastic you look through to make things look bigger, clearer, etc.

— Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

negative

negative

an image used to produce a photograph in which dark things look light and light things look dark

— Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

Much the Same

Much the Same

Much the Same was a punk rock band from the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Their style is based on the fast, melodic skate punk of the mid-to-late 1990s made popular by bands such as NOFX, Lagwagon, and No Use for a Name. The band began in 1999 under the name Don't Look Down and changed to Much The Same in 2001 after a legal dispute with the now-defunct New Jersey band Don't Look Down. They released Quitters Never Win on A-F Records in 2003 and Survive in 2006. The band announced their break-up on April 23, 2007 following their first and only European tour. They reunited for a final farewell performance on March 26, 2011 at Reggie's Rock Club in Chicago. The sold out show featured both fan favorite songs and a few the band rarely, if ever, played live.

— Freebase

Changeup

Changeup

A changeup is a type of pitch in baseball. The changeup is the staple off-speed pitch, usually thrown to look like a fastball but arriving much slower to the plate. Its reduced speed coupled with its deceptive delivery is meant to confuse the batter's timing. It is meant to be thrown the same as a fastball, but simply farther back in the hand, which makes it release from the hand slower but still retaining the look of a fastball. A changeup is generally thrown 8–15 miles per hour slower than a fastball. If thrown correctly, the changeup will confuse the batter because the human eye cannot discern that the ball is coming significantly slower until it is around 30 feet from the plate. For example, a batter swings at the ball as if it was a 90 mph fastball but it is coming at 75 mph which means he is swinging too early to hit the ball well, making the changeup very effective. Other names include change-of-pace, Bugs Bunny change-up, the dreaded equalizer, and simply change. The changeup is sometimes called an off-speed pitch, although that term can also be used simply to mean any pitch that is slower than a fastball. In addition, before at least the second half of the twentieth century, the term slow-ball was used to denote pitches not a fastball or breaking ball, which almost always meant a type of changeup. Therefore, the terms slow-ball and changeup could be used interchangeably.

— Freebase

Phenotype

Phenotype

A phenotype is the composite of an organism's observable characteristics or traits, such as its morphology, development, biochemical or physiological properties, phenology, behavior, and products of behavior. Phenotypes result from the expression of an organism's genes as well as the influence of environmental factors and the interactions between the two. When two or more clearly different phenotypes exist in the same population of a species, it is called polymorph. The genotype of an organism is the inherited instructions it carries within its genetic code. Not all organisms with the same genotype look or act the same way because appearance and behavior are modified by environmental and developmental conditions. Likewise, not all organisms that look alike necessarily have the same genotype. This genotype-phenotype distinction was proposed by Wilhelm Johannsen in 1911 to make clear the difference between an organism's heredity and what that heredity produces. The distinction is similar to that proposed by August Weismann, who distinguished between germ plasm and somatic cells. The Genotype-Phenotype concept should not be confused with Francis Crick's central dogma of molecular biology, which is a statement about the directionality of molecular sequential information flowing from DNA to protein, and not the reverse.

— Freebase

Concealer

Concealer

A concealer or colour corrector is a type of makeup used to mask dark circles, age spots, large pores, and other small blemishes visible on the skin. It is like foundation, but thicker and used to hide different pigmentation by blending the imperfection into the surrounding skin tone. It is normally applied after primer, but before foundation and used on the face. Both concealer and foundation are typically used to make skin appear more uniform in color. These two types of cosmetics differ in that concealers tend to be more heavily pigmented, though they are available in a wide range of opacity. It also comes in different forms from liquid to solid. Also, foundation is usually applied to larger areas. The first commercially available concealer was Max Factor's Erace, launched in 1938. Concealer can be used alone or in conjunction with foundations. Camouflage makeup is a much heavier pigmented form of concealer. It is used to cover serious skin discolorations such as birthmarks, scars and vitiligo. An example of a modern camouflage makeup is Colortration which is a liquid cover makeup. Concealer is available in a variety of shades, from lightest to deepest. When picking a concealer, people tend to chose one or two shades lighter than their skin tone to better hide their blemishes and dark circles under the eye. Some colors are intended to look like a natural skin tone, while others are meant to contrast with a particular type of blemish. Concealers with yellow undertones are used to hide dark circles. Green and blue can counteract red patches on the skin, such as those caused by pimples, broken veins, or rosacea. A purple-tinted concealer can make sallow complexions look brighter. Colored concealers such as these are usually applied sparingly beneath a concealer or foundation that matches the wearer's skin tone. Skin-toned concealers are not only the most common type, but are often sufficient on their own at hiding or blurring imperfections.

— Freebase

Retrospective

Retrospective

Retrospective generally means to take a look back at events that already have taken place. For example, the term is used in medicine, describing a look back at a patient's medical history or lifestyle.

— Freebase

Real

Real

Real is the fifth studio album by American singer Belinda Carlisle, first released on September 29, 1993. The album has a genre of mainly pop songs written by Charlotte Caffey, Thomas Caffey, Ralph Schuckett and half co-written by Carlisle. It was the second album where Rick Nowels had no writing or producing credits and also was Carlisle's first album to have contributed to the producing. The album cover was designed by Tom Dolan and is a departure for Carlisle, who presented a glamorous look on all her previous covers, choosing a "jeans and tee shirt" look instead this time without make-up. It features a cover version of The Graces pop rock song "Lay Down Your Arms".

— Freebase

Bento

Bento

Bento is a single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine. A traditional bento holds rice, fish or meat, with pickled or cooked vegetables, usually in a box-shaped container. Containers range from disposable mass produced to hand crafted lacquerware. Bento boxes are readily available in many places throughout Japan, including convenience stores, bento shops, railway stations, and department stores. However, Japanese homemakers often spend time and energy on a carefully prepared lunch box for their spouse, child, or themselves . Bento can be elaborately arranged in a style called "kyaraben". Kyaraben are typically decorated to look like popular characters from Japanese cartoons, comic books, or video games. Another popular bento style is "oekakiben" or "picture bento". This is decorated to look like people, animals, buildings and monuments, or items such as flowers and plants. Contests are often held where bento arrangers compete for the most aesthetically pleasing arrangements. There are similar forms of boxed lunches in the Philippines, Korea, Taiwan, and India. Also, Hawaiian culture has adopted localized versions of bento featuring local tastes after over a century of Japanese influence in the islands.

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Leaf

Leaf

A leaf is an organ of a vascular plant, as defined in botanical terms, and in particular in plant morphology. Foliage is a mass noun that refers to leaves as a feature of plants. Typically a leaf is a thin, flattened organ borne above ground and specialized for photosynthesis, but many types of leaves are adapted in ways almost unrecognisable in those terms: some are not flat, some are not above ground, and some are without major photosynthetic function. Conversely, many structures of non-vascular plants, or even of some lichens, which are not plants at all, do look and function much like leaves. Furthermore, several structures found in vascular plants look like leaves but are not actually leaves; they differ from leaves in their structures and origins. Examples include phyllodes, cladodes, and phylloclades.

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Pseudohermaphroditism

Pseudohermaphroditism

Pseudohermaphroditism, or pseudo-hermaphroditism, is the condition in which an organism is born with secondary sex characteristics or a phenotype that is different from what would be expected on the basis of the gonadal tissue. In some cases, the external sex organs look intermediate between the typical clitoris or penis. In other cases, the external sex organs have an appearance that does not look intermediate, but rather has the appearance that would be expected to be seen with the "opposite" gonadal tissue. Because of this, pseudohermaphroditism is sometimes not identified until puberty. It is possible for the condition to be undetected until adulthood. The term "male pseudohermaphrodite" is used when a testis is present, and the term "female pseudohermaphrodite" is used when an ovary is present. The term "true" hermaphrodite is reserved for the very rare cases where both ovarian and testicular tissue is present. Associated conditions in males include 5-α-reductase deficiency from a deficiency in the male chromosome.

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Boston

Boston

Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts that achieved its most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. Centered on guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter, and producer Tom Scholz, the band is a staple of classic rock radio playlists. Boston's best-known works include the songs "More Than a Feeling", "Peace of Mind", "Foreplay/Long Time", "Rock and Roll Band", "Smokin'", "Don't Look Back" and "Amanda." They have sold over 31 million albums in the United States, of which 17 million are their self-titled debut album and 7 million are their second album, Don't Look Back.

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Look-ahead

Look-ahead

In backtracking algorithms, look ahead is the generic term for a subprocedure that attempts to foresee the effects of choosing a branching variable to evaluate or one of its values. The two main aims of look-ahead are to choose a variable to evaluate next and the order of values to assign to it.

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Planning

Planning

Planning is the process of thinking about and organizing the activities required to achieve a desired goal. Planning involves the creation and maintenance of a plan. As such, planning is a fundamental property of intelligent behavior. This thought process is essential to the creation and refinement of a plan, or integration of it with other plans; that is, it combines forecasting of developments with the preparation of scenarios of how to react to them. An important, albeit often ignored aspect of planning, is the relationship it holds with forecasting. Forecasting can be described as predicting what the future will look like, whereas planning predicts what the future should look like. The counterpart to planning is spontaneous order.

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Da Bomb

Da Bomb

Da Bomb was the second studio album from hip-hop duo Kris Kross, whose members hit puberty a year after its debut album Totally Krossed Out. They tried a hardcore/gangsta look to fit with the new style of hip-hop. The album was not as successful as Totally Krossed Out, as many fans were not impressed with the new look and style and the use of the racial slur "nigga" and reviews were mixed. The line "I drop bombs like Hiroshima" from "Da Bomb" was edited out of the album's Japanese release. Despite some negative reviews the album was certified platinum in the US, selling 1.1 million copies, and a total of 4 million copies worldwide. Three singles were released, "Alright," "I'm Real" and "Da Bomb."

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Evil eye

Evil eye

The evil eye is a look that is believed by many cultures to be able to cause injury or bad luck for the person at whom it is directed for reasons of envy or dislike. The term also refers to the power attributed to certain persons of inflicting injury or bad luck by such an envious or ill-wishing look. The evil eye is usually given to others who remain unaware. The "evil eye" is also known in Arabic as ʿayn al-ḥasūd, in Hebrew as ʿáyin hā-ráʿ, in Kurdish çaw e zar, in Persian as chashm zakhm or chashm e bad, in Turkish as Nazar, in Amharic buda, in Afghanistani Pashto cheshim mora, in Greek as to máti, in Spanish as mal de ojo, in Italian as malocchio, in Portuguese mal-olhado, and in Hawaiian it is known as "stink eye" or maka pilau meaning "rotten eyes". The idea expressed by the term causes many cultures to pursue protective measures against it. The concept and its significance vary widely among different cultures, primarily the Middle East. The idea appears several times in translations of the Old Testament. It was a widely extended belief among many Mediterranean and Asian tribes and cultures. Charms and decorations featuring the eye are a common sight across Afghanistan and Turkey and have become a popular choice of souvenir with tourists.

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Rexine

Rexine

Rexine is the registered trademark of an artificial leather leathercloth fabric produced in the United Kingdom by Rexine Ltd of Hyde, near Manchester, England. It was made of cloth surfaced with a mixture of cellulose nitrate, camphor oil, pigment and alcohol, embossed to look like leather. Used as a bookbinding material and upholstery covering, Rexine was also widely used in trimming and upholstering the interiors of motor vehicles produced by British car manufacturers beginning in the 1920s, its cost being around a quarter that of leather. It was used by the British Motor Corporation in the 1960s and 70s, particularly as a covering for 'crash padding' on dashboards and doors. It was also used for British teddy bear paw and foot pads from the late 1930s to early 1960s. The author George Orwell, writing in his wartime diary on April 29, 1942, reported on his visit to the British House of Lords: "Everything had a somewhat mangy look. Red rexine cushions on the benches - I could swear they used to be red plush at one time."

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Invidia

Invidia

In Latin, invidia is the sense of envy or jealousy, a "looking upon" associated with the evil eye, from invidere, "to look against, to look at in a hostile manner." Invidia is one of the Seven Deadly Sins in Christian belief.

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Streetfighter

Streetfighter

A streetfighter is a sport bike that is customized by removing the fairing, and making other changes that result in an overall more aggressive look. Beyond simply removing fairings, specific changes that exemplify the streetfighter look are a pair of large, round headlights, tall, upright handlebars such as those on a motocross bike, and short, loud, lightweight mufflers. Streetfighters is also the name of a UK motorcycle magazine. Later streetfighters used custom-built frames intended to overcome the weakness of the tubular steel frames of the early 4-cylinder superbikes of the 1970s and '80s. Many of these frames turned out to be "beautifully crafted pieces of metallurgical art," perhaps only unintentionally. Many were also originally racing machines. Made popular by European riders, this type of custom motorcycle gained popularity all over the world, and motorcycle manufacturers began responding in the late 1990s by adopting the terminology and producing factory built streetfighters, beginning with the 1994 Triumph Speed Triple and the 1999 Honda X11, up through the 2009 Ducati Streetfighter.

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Virtual image

Virtual image

In optics, a virtual image is an image in which the outgoing rays from a point on the object always diverge. It will appear to converge in or behind the optical device. A simple example is a flat mirror where the image of oneself is perceived at twice the distance from oneself to the mirror. That is, if one is half a meter in front of the mirror, one's image will appear to be at a distance of 1 meter away. Because the rays never really converge, one cannot project a virtual image. Note that it cannot be obtained on a screen. In contrast, a real image is an image in which the outgoing rays from a point on the object pass through a single point. It is easiest to observe real images when projected on an opaque screen. ⁕When we look through a diverging lens or look into a convex mirror, what we see is a virtual image. However, if we observe a focused image on a screen inside or behind a converging lens or in front of a concave mirror what we see on the screen is a real image because the image really is at the screen's location. If we position ourselves so that the screen is directly between ourselves and the optical device, we can remove the screen and still observe the image. A converging lens and concave mirror are also capable of producing virtual images if the object is within the focal length.

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Bibliotheca

Bibliotheca

The Bibliotheca, in three books, provides a comprehensive summary of traditional Greek mythology and heroic legends, "the most valuable mythographical work that has come down from ancient times," Aubrey Diller observed, whose "stultifying purpose" was neatly expressed in the epigram noted by Patriarch Photius I of Constantinople: It has the following not ungraceful epigram: 'Draw your knowledge of the past from me and read the ancient tales of learned lore. Look neither at the page of Homer, nor of elegy, nor tragic muse, nor epic strain. Seek not the vaunted verse of the cycle; but look in me and you will find in me all that the world contains'. The brief and plainly expressed accounts of myth in the Bibliotheca have led some commentators to suggest that even its complete sections are an epitome of a lost work.

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Lepidium latifolium

Lepidium latifolium

Lepidium latifolium, known by several common names including Broadleaved Pepperweed, Pepperwort, or Peppergrass, Dittander, Dittany, and Tall Whitetop, is a perennial plant that is a member of the mustard and cabbage family. This plant is native to southern Europe, Mediterranean countries and Asia as far east as the Himalayas. It is an introduced species in North America, where it grows throughout the United States and Mexico, and Australia. It may have been introduced to the United States when its seed got into a shipment of sugar beet seeds. L. latifolium normally grows to between 30 centimeters and 1 meter, but may grow as tall as 2 meters. The plants have numerous woody stems, alternating waxy leaves and clusters of small, white flowers. It produces small fruits which each contain two reddish seeds. It has an extensive root network, known to reach 9 feet in depth and constitute 40% of the total biomass of the plant. Dried stems of L. latifolium are sometimes used in flower arrangements. The plant is most invasive in wetland habitat, including riparian zone; from there it easily spreads to other ecosystems, such as sagebrush. It is perceived as a threat to salt marshes in southern New Hampshire, United States, recently prompting the Department of Environmental Services and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to look for it in the Hampton–Seabrook Estuary, where it is thought to have spread. The agencies are recruiting volunteers to help look for and properly remove it from this area. It is also a pest in the Monte Vista and Alamosa National Wildlife Refuges in Colorado and Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, and many other sites.

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Jheri curl

Jheri curl

The Jheri curl is a permed hairstyle that was common and popular in the African American community especially during the 1970s and 1980s. Invented by the hairdresser Jheri Redding, the Jheri curl gave the wearer a glossy, loosely curled look. It was touted as a "wash and wear" style that was easier to care for than the other popular chemical treatment of the day, the relaxer. A Jheri curl required a ten-part application that consisted of a softener to loosen the hair and a solution to set the curls. The rearranging cream used pungent chemicals, causing the naturally tight curls to loosen and hang. The loose hair was then set and a chemical solution was then added to the hair to permanently curl it. Perming the hair was time and labor-intensive and expensive to maintain. The harsh mix of chemicals required for the process caused the wearer's natural hair to become extremely brittle and dry. To maintain the look of the Jheri curl, users were required to apply a curl activator spray and heavy moisturizers daily and to sleep with a plastic cap on their heads to keep the hairstyle from drying out. These products were relatively expensive The activator in particular had the undesirable side effect of being very greasy; this would often stain clothing, furniture and anything that came into contact with it.

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Hair mousse

Hair mousse

Hair mousse is a hairstyling product added to hair for extra volume and shine. It is often dispensed in an aerosol foam spray or in a cream form. Hair mousse adds volume to hair and often provides both conditioning and hold, without any clumps or buildup. Hair mousse is purple while in the can and turns an off-white color upon coming in contact with the air. One of the lighter-weight hair styling products, hair mousse is applied to wet hair before drying and styling. Hair mousse may also be referred to as styling foam. Hair mousse can be used on naturally curly or permed hair to reduce frizz and define curl. As a versatile hair styling product, hair mousse is a popular choice for both short and long hairstyles. When hair mousse is applied to wet hair that is allowed to air dry, the hair is often left with a "wet" look that can be "crunchy" feeling, but unlike hair gel, hair mousse combs out easily for a softer look. When hair mousse is applied to wet hair that is dried with a hair dryer, it provides additional volume and hold. There are hundreds of brands of hair mousse from professional to store brands, many delivering a quality styling product. Certain brands contain alcohol, which is fine for most hair types except dry. For dry hair, hair mousse that contains natural conditioners and vitamins, but no alcohol is recommended. Users might also consider checking hair mousse and other styling products for ultraviolet sun protection.

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Weaponeering

Weaponeering

Weaponeering is the field of designing an attack with weapons. Weaponeering is a portmanteau of weapon and engineering. This term should not be confused with weapons engineering, which is the actual engineering design and development of weapon systems. The term weaponeering is also widely used in the designing and creating of weapons that do not exist, such as countries during World War II derived weapons of mass destruction, both conventional and non conventional. Weaponeering is a science and an art of making something out of nothing. An example of weaponeering, dated to March 1, 2012, could be the United States' Magnetic Railgun engineers. Weaponeering can also be used to describe something that has been invented for non-weapon use, and weaponizing it. Many people can look at the design of the "Mag Lev" train, and say the railgun design has come from this. The same idea presents itself. But this is not to be confused with taking something that can already be known as a weapon; for example, a chainsaw. Many people look at that and consider it a deadly object as is. But take for example, a design such as the Searles generator, or any work by Tesla. While they have been created, there has only been a small push toward weaponizing the technology due to the lack of resources required to improve upon it. The first weaponeering company to actually use the term instead of "defense" or "armaments" is "Black Corp", based in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Look-in

Look-in

Look-in was a long-running children's magazine centred around ITV's television programmes in the United Kingdom, and subtitled "The Junior TVTimes". It ran from 9 January 1971 to 12 March 1994. Briefly, in 1985, a BBC-based rival appeared called BEEB, and later in 1989, Fast Forward, which went on to outsell Look-in.

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Look Away

Look Away

"Look Away" is a 1988 song by American rock band Chicago. Written by Diane Warren and produced by Ron Nevison, it was the second single from the band's album Chicago 19. The song, which features Bill Champlin on lead vocals, topped the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in December 1988, matching the chart success of the group's "If You Leave Me Now" and "Hard to Say I'm Sorry". "Look Away" was Chicago's seventh song to peak at number one on the Adult Contemporary chart. The power ballad was the top-ranked song on the 1989 year-end Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song, unlike hits from early in Chicago's career, did not prominently feature horns. It was also the band's first number-one single following the departure of Peter Cetera, who left the group in 1985.

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Power dressing

Power dressing

Power dressing refers to a style of clothing and hair intended to make wearers seem authoritative and competent, especially in professional settings in business, law and government. While references to the style apply more typically to women, the look is the same for both sexes: medium-length parted hair; dark, conservative, usually matching pants and jacket; and bold, colorful "accents", such as ties, kerchiefs or brooches. Gossip columnists often refer to the apparent transformation of women, especially those new to fame, as they shed long hair and casual or quirky clothes for the conformist power-dressing look. The 1970s books Dress for Success and The Women's Dress for Success Book popularized the concept of "power dressing".

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Otoscope

Otoscope

An Otoscope or auriscope is a medical device which is used to look into the ears. Health care providers use otoscopes to screen for illness during regular check-ups and also to investigate when a symptom involves the ears. With an otoscope, it is possible to see the outer ear and middle ear. Otoscopes consist of a handle and a head. The head contains a light source and a simple low-power magnifying lens, typically around 8 diopters. The distal end of the otoscope has an attachment for disposable plastic ear specula. The examiner first straightens the ear canal by pulling on the pinna and then inserts the ear speculum side of the otoscope into the external ear. It is important to brace the hand holding the otoscope against the patient's head to avoid injury to the ear canal by placing the index finger or little finger against the head. The examiner can then look through a lens on the rear of the instrument and see inside the ear canal. In many models, the lens can be removed, which allows the examiner to insert instruments through the otoscope into the ear canal, such as for removing earwax. Most models also have an insertion point for a bulb capable of pushing air through the speculum which is called pneumatic otoscope. This puff of air allows an examiner to test the mobility of the tympanic membrane.

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Riemann surface

Riemann surface

In mathematics, particularly in complex analysis, a Riemann surface, first studied by and named after Bernhard Riemann, is a one-dimensional complex manifold. Riemann surfaces can be thought of as "deformed versions" of the complex plane: locally near every point they look like patches of the complex plane, but the global topology can be quite different. For example, they can look like a sphere or a torus or a couple of sheets glued together. The main point of Riemann surfaces is that holomorphic functions may be defined between them. Riemann surfaces are nowadays considered the natural setting for studying the global behavior of these functions, especially multi-valued functions such as the square root and other algebraic functions, or the logarithm. Every Riemann surface is a two-dimensional real analytic manifold, but it contains more structure which is needed for the unambiguous definition of holomorphic functions. A two-dimensional real manifold can be turned into a Riemann surface if and only if it is orientable and metrizable. So the sphere and torus admit complex structures, but the Möbius strip, Klein bottle and projective plane do not.

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Teleprompter

Teleprompter

A teleprompter, or autocue, is a display device that prompts the person speaking with an electronic visual text of a speech or script. Using a teleprompter is similar to using cue cards. The screen is in front of, and usually below, the lens of a professional video camera, and the words on the screen are reflected to the eyes of the presenter using a sheet of clear glass or a specially prepared beam splitter. Light from the performer passes through the front side of the glass into the lens, while a shroud surrounding the lens and the back side of the glass prevents unwanted light from entering the lens. Because the speaker does not need to look down to consult written notes, he appears to have memorized the speech or to be speaking spontaneously, looking directly into the camera lens. Cue cards, on the other hand, are always placed away from the lens axis, making the speaker look at a point beside the camera, which leaves an impression of distraction.

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Femina

Femina

Femina is an Indian magazine, published fortnightly. It is owned by Worldwide Media, a 50:50 joint venture between BBC Worldwide and The Times Group. It is primarily a women's magazine and features articles on relationships, beauty and fashion,travels,women fight back, cuisine, and health and fitness. It also features articles on celebrities and cultural facets of Indian women. Femina was first published in July 1959. It has organized and sponsored the Femina Miss India beauty pageant since 1964. From 1994 to 1999, it also sponsored the Femina Look of the Year contest to send an Indian contestant to the Elite Model Look competition. In 2009, Femina published Femina Handy Hints: The A-Z of household solutions, a collection of useful and practical tips from Femina’s long-lived and popular column.

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Nephele

Nephele

In Greek mythology, Nephele was a cloud nymph who figured prominently in the story of Phrixus and Helle. Greek myth also has it that Nephele is the cloud whom Zeus created in the image of Hera to trick Ixion to test his integrity after displaying his lust for Hera during a feast as a guest of Zeus. Ixion failed in restraining his lust for Hera, thus fathering the Centaurs. Nephele married Athamas, but he divorced her for Ino. Phrixus and Helle, the son and daughter of Athamas and Nephele, were hated by their stepmother, Ino. Ino hatched a devious plot to get rid of the twins, roasting all the town's crop seeds so they would not grow. The local farmers, frightened of famine, asked a nearby oracle for assistance. Ino bribed the men sent to the oracle to lie and tell the others that the oracle required the sacrifice of Phrixus. Before he was killed though, Phrixus and Helle were rescued by a flying golden ram sent by Nephele, their natural mother. Phrixus and Helle were instructed to not look down to Earth for the duration of their flight. Helle, though, did look down, and fell off the ram into the Hellespont and drowned, but Phrixus survived all the way to Colchis, where King Aeetes took him in and treated him kindly, giving Phrixus his daughter, Chalciope, in marriage. In gratitude, Phrixus gave the king the Golden Fleece of the ram, which Aeetes hung in a tree in his kingdom. The Golden Fleece would later be taken by Jason.

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Animal fiber

Animal fiber

Animal fibers are natural fibers that consist largely of particular proteins. Instances are silk, hair/fur and feathers. The animal fibers used most commonly both in the manufacturing world as well as by the hand spinners are wool from domestic sheep and silk. Also very popular are alpaca fiber and mohair from Angora goats. Unusual fibers such as Angora wool from rabbits and Chiengora from dogs also exist, but are rarely used for mass production. Not all animal fibers have the same properties, and even within a species the fiber is not consistent. Merino is a very soft, fine wool, while Costwold is coarser, and yet both merino and Cotswold are types of sheep. This comparison can be continued on the microscopic level, comparing the diameter and structure of the fiber. With animal fibers, and natural fibers in general, the individual fibers look different, whereas all synthetic fibers look the same. This provides an easy way to differentiate between natural and synthetic fibers under a microscope.

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Vergence

Vergence

A vergence is the simultaneous movement of both eyes in opposite directions to obtain or maintain single binocular vision. When a creature with binocular vision looks at an object, the eyes must rotate around a vertical axis so that the projection of the image is in the centre of the retina in both eyes. To look at an object closer by, the eyes rotate towards each other, while for an object farther away they rotate away from each other. Exaggerated convergence is called cross eyed viewing . When looking into the distance, the eyes diverge until parallel, effectively fixating the same point at infinity. Vergence movements are closely connected to accommodation of the eye. Under normal conditions, changing the focus of the eyes to look at an object at a different distance will automatically cause vergence and accommodation, sometimes known as the accommodation-convergence reflex. As opposed to the 500°/s velocity of saccade movements, vergence movements are far slower, around 25°/s. The extraocular muscles may have two types of fiber each with its own nerve supply, hence a dual mechanism.

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Auton

Auton

The Autons are an artificial life form from the British science fiction television series Doctor Who and adversaries of the Doctor. They were originally created by Robert Holmes. First appearing in Jon Pertwee's first serial as the Doctor, Spearhead from Space in 1970, they were the first monsters on the show to be presented in colour. Autons are essentially life-sized plastic dummies, automatons animated by the Nestene Consciousness, an extraterrestrial, disembodied gestalt intelligence which first arrived on Earth in hollow plastic meteorites. Their name comes from Auto Plastics, the company that was infiltrated by the Nestenes and subsequently manufactured their Auton shells in Spearhead. Autons conceal deadly weapons within their hands, which can kill or vaporize their targets. The typical Auton does not look particularly realistic, resembling a mannequin, being robotic in its movements and mute. However, more sophisticated Autons can be created, which look and act human except for a slight plastic sheen to the skin and a flat sounding voice. In Series 5 of the new Doctor Who series, they are shown as being able to create fully lifelike human replicas, able to fool other humans.

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Behaviour therapy

Behaviour therapy

Behavior therapy is a broad term referring to either psycho-, behavior analytical, or a combination of the two therapies. In its broadest sense, the methods focus on either just behaviors or in combination with thoughts and feelings that might be causing them. Those who practice behavior therapy tend to look more at specific, learned behaviors and how the environment has an impact on those behaviors. Those who practice behavior therapy are called behaviorists. They tend to look for treatment outcomes that are objectively measurable. Behavior therapy does not involve one specific method but it has a wide range of techniques that can be used to treat a person’s psychological problems. Behavior therapy breaks down into three disciplines: applied behavior analysis, cognitive behavior therapy, and social learning theory. ABA focuses on operant conditioning in the form of positive reinforcement to modify behavior after conducting a Functional behavior assessment and CBT focuses on the thoughts and feelings behind mental health conditions with treatment plans in psychotherapy to lessen the issue.

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Spectrofluorometer

Spectrofluorometer

The spectrofluorometer is an instrument which takes advantage of fluorescent properties of some compounds in order to provide information regarding their concentration and chemical environment in a sample. A certain excitation wavelength is selected, and the emission is observed either at a single wavelength or a scan is performed to record the intensity versus wavelength also called an emission spectra. See Fluorescence spectroscopy Generally spectrofluorometers use high intensity light sources to bombard a sample with as many photons as possible. This allows for the maximum number of molecules to be in the excited state at any one point in time. The light is either passed through a filter, selecting a fixed wavelength, or monochromator, which allows you to select a wavelength of interest to use as the exciting light. The emission is collected at 90 degrees to the exciting light. The emission too is either passed through a filter or a monochromator before being detected by a PMT, photodiode, or CCD detector. The signal can either be processed as a digital or analog output. Systems vary greatly and a few things must be considered when choosing. The first is signal to noise. There are many ways to look at the signal to noise of a given system but the accepted standard is by using water Raman. Sensitivity or detection limit is another spec to look at, that is how little light they can measure. The standard for this would be fluorescein in NaOH, typical values for a high end instrument are in the femtomolar range. Stray light is another big issue in these instruments. Stray light is basically how monochromatic the light is. This matters when you have a highly scattering sample, however one can always use an excitation wavelength further away from the emission band to negate this issue or use a laser or interference filter.

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Fast and Loose

Fast and Loose

Fast and Loose is a cheating game played at fairs by sharpers. It is also known as Pricking the Garter, The Strap, The Old Army Game, The Australian Belt, and Pricking at the Belt. In older periods, the leather or cloth webbing garters that men used to hold their stockings up around their thighs were used in this game, later the cloth webbing belts like those used by soldiers were popular. Whatever the form, the game is played the same. A strap, usually in the form of a belt, is folded in half by the street hustler or mountebank, and then wound into a coil, forming two identical loops in the center of the coil—one the folded center of the strap, and the other its first fold. These loops look identical. The scam artist challenges a spectator to place a stick in the true center loop — the one that holds Fast to the stick when the two ends of the strap are pulled. If the operator pulled and the strap came "loose," the spectator lost his bet. Since the operator could secretly change how the two ends are pulled away, he could always win. Shills would help encourage others to play, make it look possible to win, and give "advice" to the "marks" who tried to win. By winning, the shills encourage others to try — "It's easy, if you know how to spot it."

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Fleshlight

Fleshlight

The Fleshlight is a brand of sex toys designed for penetration and marketed primarily to heterosexual men. The Fleshlight is designed and marketed by Interactive Life Forms. The Fleshlight is named for the flesh-like material used in its inner sleeve, as well as the plastic case that houses the sleeve, which is fashioned to look like an oversized flashlight. The inner sleeve is available with vulva, anus and mouth orifices. The inner sleeves come in colors of flesh and ice/crystal as well as a limited edition blue color for an Avatar-like look, and 48 different internal textures. The Fleshlight was designed by Steve Shubin. He was granted a patent in 1998 for his invention, as a "device for discreet sperm collection". It was also designed to be a safer alternative to real sex, considering STDs, pregnancy and involuntary celibacy.

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Colour look-up table

Colour look-up table

A colour look-up table is a mechanism used to transform a range of input colours into another range of colours. It can be a hardware device built into an imaging system or a software function built into an image processing application. The hardware colour look-up table will convert the logical colour numbers stored in each pixel of video memory into physical colours, normally represented as RGB triplets, that can be displayed on a computer monitor. The palette is simply a block of fast RAM which is addressed by the logical colour and whose output is split into the red, green, and blue levels which drive the actual display. A CLUT is characterized by: ⁕The number of entries in the palette: determines the maximum number of colours which can appear on screen simultaneously. ⁕The width of each entry in the palette: determines the number of colours which the wider full palette can represent. A common example would be a palette of 256 colours; that is, the number of entries is 256, and thus each entry is addressed by an 8-bit pixel value. The 8 bits is known as colour depth, bit depth or bits per pixel. Each colour can be chosen from a full palette, typically with a total of 16.7 million colours; that is, the width of each entry is 24 bits, 8 bits per channel, which means combinations of 256 levels for each of the red, green, and blue components: 256 × 256 × 256 = 16,777,216 colours.

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dictionary

dictionary

To look up in a dictionary

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robot

robot

An intelligent mechanical being designed to look like a human or other creature, and usually made from metal.

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embellish

embellish

To make something sound or look better or more acceptable than it is in reality, to distort.

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violet

violet

Any of several plants that look like the plants of the genus Viola but are taxonomically unrelated to them.

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young

young

As if young; having the look or qualities of a young person.

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mind

mind

To look after, to take care of, especially for a short period of time.

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future

future

Goodness in what is yet to come/Something to look foreward to.

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eye

eye

A meaningful stare or look.

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eye

eye

To look at someone or something as if with the intent to do something with that person or thing.

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read

read

To look at and interpret letters or other information that is written.

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look

look

To express or manifest by a look.

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become

become

To look attractive on, be suitable for.

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behold

behold

To see, or to look at.

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oversee

oversee

To survey, look at something in a wide angle.

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seek

seek

To try to find, to look for, to search.

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committee

committee

a guardian; someone in charge of another person deemed to be unable to look after himself or herself.

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investigate

investigate

To examine, look into, or scrutinize in order to discover something hidden or secret.

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seem

seem

To appear; to look outwardly; to be perceived as.

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bly

bly

Likeness; resemblance; look aspect; species; character.

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view

view

Something to look at, such as a scenery.

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view

view

To look at.

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search

search

To look in (a place) for something.

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search

search

To look thoroughly.

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search

search

To look for, seek.

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esteem

esteem

to look upon something in a particular way

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shop

shop

To visit shops; to look around shops with the intention of buying something.

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clash

clash

A combination of garments that do not look good together, especially because of conflicting colours.

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clash

clash

to not look good together.

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android

android

A robot that is designed to look and act like a human (usually male)

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Christmas tree

Christmas tree

A pattern of muscles visible in the lower back, shaped to look like a conifer.

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watch

watch

To look at, see, or view for a period of time.

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gander

gander

A glance, look.

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study

study

To look at minutely.

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admire

admire

to look upon with an elevated feeling of pleasure, as something which calls out approbation, esteem, love or reverence;

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advise

advise

To look at, watch; to see.

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appear

appear

To seem; to have a certain semblance; to look.

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appearance

appearance

Personal presence; look; aspect; mien.

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root about

root about

To rummage; to look for something in a somewhat aimless fashion.

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stare

stare

To look fixedly (at something).

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regard

regard

A steady look, a gaze.

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regard

regard

To look at; to observe.

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regard

regard

To consider, look upon (something) in a given way etc.

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agitator

agitator

One of a body of men appointed by the army, in Cromwell's time, to look after their interests; called also adjutators.

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kitchen

kitchen

The nape of a person's hairline, often referring to its uncombed or "nappy" look.

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geek

geek

A look.

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favour

favour

To look upon fondly; to prefer.

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favor

favor

To look upon fondly; to prefer.

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favor

favor

To have a similar appearance, to look like another person.

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fabric

fabric

Interconnected nodes that look like a textile 'fabric' when viewed collectively from a distance

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pre-distressed

pre-distressed

already distressed before purchase, artificially made to look worn and old (usually applied to clothes or furniture)

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consider

consider

To look at attentively.

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specious

specious

Beautiful, pleasing to look at.

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behind

behind

Toward the back part or rear; backward; as, to look behind.

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pomade

pomade

A greasy or waxy substance that is used to style hair, making it look slick and shiny.

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ricer

ricer

A person who modifies a low-powered and/or cheap car using after-market parts to make it look more powerful or sporty than it actually is.

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eyeball

eyeball

To gauge, estimate or judge by eye; to look or glance at.

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farewell

farewell

An act of departure; leave-taking; a last look at, or reference to something.

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gaze

gaze

In Lacanian psychoanalysis, the relationship of the subject with the desire to look and awareness that one can be viewed.

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heed

heed

A look or expression of heading.

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overlook

overlook

To inspect; to examine; to look over carefully or repeatedly.

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overlook

overlook

To look upon with an evil eye; to bewitch by looking upon; to fascinate.

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overlook

overlook

To fail to notice; to look over and beyond (anything) without seeing it; to miss or omit in looking.

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peek

peek

To look slyly, or with the eyes half closed, or through a crevice; to peep.

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revise

revise

To look at again, to reflect on

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revise

revise

To look over again (something previously written or learned), especially in preparation for an examination

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scan

scan

To look about for.

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scowl

scowl

Hence, to look gloomy, dark, or threatening; to lower.

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scowl

scowl

To look at or repel with a scowl or a frown.

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toot

toot

To peep; to look narrowly.

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butchers

butchers

A look (short form of butcher's hook)

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Earthling

Earthling

An inhabitant of the planet Earth (Generally in science fiction aliens who use the term Earthling look down on the people of earth.)

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blarney

blarney

Persuasive flattery or kind speech. The ability to tell a man to go to hell, in such a way as he will look forward to the trip.

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-ward

-ward

Forming adjectives, as in "a backward look", "the northward road", etc; used even by speakers who usually use -wards for adverbs.

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review

review

To survey; to look broadly over.

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review

review

To look back over in order to correct or edit; to revise.

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peruse

peruse

To look over casually; to skim.

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butcher

butcher

(Cockney rhyming slang, via butcher's hook) A look.

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squint

squint

The look of eyes which are turned in different directions, like in strabismus.

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squint

squint

A short look.

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squint

squint

To look with the eyes partly closed, as in bright sunlight, or as a threatening expression

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squint

squint

To look or glance sideways

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squint

squint

To look with, or have eyes that are turned in different directions; to suffer from strabismus.

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ethnocentrism

ethnocentrism

The tendency to look at the world primarily from the perspective of one's own culture.

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reader

reader

A newspaper advertisement designed to look like an news article rather than a commercial solicitation.

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ey up

ey up

Look at that!, take notice of that!

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deadpan

deadpan

Deliberately impassive or expressionless (as a face or look).

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deadpan

deadpan

Having such a face or look (as a person).

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evil eye

evil eye

A wicked look

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dekko

dekko

A look.

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vertiginous

vertiginous

Having an aspect of great depth, drawing the eye to look downwards.

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glance

glance

A brief or cursory look.

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glance

glance

To look briefly (at something).

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nursemaid

nursemaid

To care for or look after.

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hold the phone

hold the phone

stop; wait; woah. What's this? Look at this!

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glower

glower

To look or stare with anger.

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glimpse

glimpse

A brief look, glance, or peek.

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Judas

Judas

A small hole in a door through which a person can look without being seen from the other side; used especially in prisons; a judas-hole

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daring

daring

Adventurous, willing to take on or look for risks.

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keep an eye peeled

keep an eye peeled

To look out (for something) attentively.

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uplook

uplook

to look up

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ostler

ostler

A person employed at an inn, hostelry, or stable to look after horses; a groom

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hostler

hostler

A person employed at an inn, hostelry, or stable to look after horses; a groom

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check out

check out

To examine, inspect, look at closely, ogle; to investigate.

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keep an eye out

keep an eye out

To watch for, look for, or search for.

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flattering

flattering

Attractive or good-looking; that makes one look good.

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gloom

gloom

to look or feel sad, sullen or despondent.

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lyrebird

lyrebird

Either of two large ground-dwelling Australian songbirds, of the genus Menura, so named because of the beautiful tail feathers of one species, the Superb Lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae) which can be erected to look like a lyre;they are most notable for their extraordinary ability to mimic natural and artificial sounds from their environment.

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subtlety

subtlety

An ornate medieval illusion dish or table decoration, especially when made from one thing but crafted to look like another.

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shapely

shapely

Having a pleasing shape, pleasant to look at.

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stony

stony

Of an action such as a look, showing no warmth of emotion.

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backcomb

backcomb

to hold the hair away from the head and comb it towards the head, thus giving it a thicker look

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go over

go over

To look at carefully; to scrutinize; to analyze.

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look up

look up

To look in an upwards manner

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retrospect

retrospect

To look or refer back to; to reflect on

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shoulder check

shoulder check

To look backwards over oneu2019s shoulder while driving, before changing lanes, to see if any vehicles are in the blind spot.

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try on

try on

To test the look or fit of (a garment) by wearing it.

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fatsuit

fatsuit

A bodysuit-like undergarment that makes the wearer look fatter

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looker

looker

One having a specific look, appearance.

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watch out

watch out

To be aware or conscious; to look closely or carefully; to use caution. Often used in the imperative.

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interrogative

interrogative

Asking or denoting a question; pertaining to inquiry; questioning: as, an interrogative phrase, pronoun, or point; an interrogative look or tone of voice.

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bend sinister

bend sinister

A diagonal band on a coat of arms going from top right to bottom left (as you look at it), held to indicate bastardy.

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sneak preview

sneak preview

An early preview or look at something, especially not yet made public.

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renovate

renovate

To renew; to revamp something to make it look new again.

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molybdenite

molybdenite

A mineral, molybdenum disulfide MoS, that is the principal ore of molybdenum; it is structurally similar to graphite and has a similar look and feel.

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advertorial

advertorial

An advertisement written in the form of an objective editorial, presented in a printed publication, and usually designed to look like a legitimate and independent news article.

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deeky

deeky

To look, alternative form of deek.

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geekster

geekster

A good looking man that intentionally makes himself look geeky, through his use of glasses, hairstyle or clothing style.

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cephalic fin

cephalic fin

One of a set of fins that look like horns on either side of the broad head of a manta ray

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rice burner

rice burner

an ordinary motor car (especially a Japanese one) made to look fast or special by adding inappropriate extras

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keek

keek

A look, especially a quick one; a peek.

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look out

look out

To look from within to the outside

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sightseer

sightseer

One who goes sightseeing; one who goes around to look at sights or see things of interest; a tourist.

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housemother

housemother

a woman employed in a residence for young people to look after them

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deek

deek

To look.

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make over

make over

(of a person, particularly a woman) To create a new physical look, especially with a new hairstyle, cosmetics, or clothes

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skort

skort

a pair of shorts designed to look like a skirt via the addition of large swathes of fabric

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deekies

deekies

A quick look.

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dirty look

dirty look

An unpleasant or disdainful look or expression, often directed at someone.

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lip gloss

lip gloss

A cosmetic product applied to the lips to make them look shinier

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amah

amah

(In India etc) A woman employed to look after children

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take care of

take care of

To look after, to provide care for.

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shoe lift

shoe lift

Wedge-shaped shoe inserts that affix inside any footwear to make the user look taller.

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shoe wedge

shoe wedge

Wedge shaped shoe inserts that affix inside any footwear to make the user look taller.

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heel lift

heel lift

A wedge type shoe insert that affixes inside any footwear to make the user look taller, or to correct anatomical leg deficiencies.

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twincest

twincest

Incestuous sexual relations between twins, or siblings who look very similar.

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take a gander

take a gander

To take a look; to check or examine.

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lamellate

lamellate

Having at least some component segments being lengthened on one side and flattened into circles, making these segments look like a stack of dinner plates.

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eyeful

eyeful

A full or complete view; a good look.

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user-friendly

user-friendly

designed to be easy for an untrained user to use; especially (for a computer system) having a uniform look and feel and standard widgets

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beseem

beseem

To appear, seem, look (with some qualifying word).

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sight for sore eyes

sight for sore eyes

A pleasing sight; something that is beautiful to look at.

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day for night

day for night

A cinematographic technique in which a crew films in a high-contrast situation, typically in the early morning or late afternoon, with a blue filter, causing the scene to look as if it were shot in moonlight.

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day for night

day for night

In the daytime, with a blue filter, causing the scene to look as if it were shot in moonlight.

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culottes

culottes

A type of loose shorts which look like a skirt; a divided skirt.

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peephole

peephole

A small hole, opening or glass, especially in a door, through which to look.

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keener

keener

Someone who is excessively keen or eager, possibly making others look bad; a brown-noser.

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anatropia

anatropia

A tendency for both eyes to look upward.

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hot stove

hot stove

Term that defines the baseball offseason where trades are taking place and teams look to sign free agents. (e.g. The "hot stove" report)

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beady

beady

(of a look) bright and penetrating

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deeksies

deeksies

A quick look.

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landscaping

landscaping

The act of improving the look of land (eg: planting trees, leveling, etc).

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