a white solid compound, C 4 H 10 NO 3 PS, used as an insecticide against a wide range of plant pests, including aphids, budworms, and tent caterpillars.


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    an irrigation ditch. Historical Examples They are watered by an acequia that brings water from Sun River several miles above the post. Army Letters from an Officer’s Wife, 1871-1888 Frances M.A. Roe I shall walk up the acequia to the rock I am going to blast. Lone Pine R. B. (Richard Baxter) Townshend But when […]

  • Acer

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    not producing pottery: an aceramic South American culture.

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    . Historical Examples She denied that stenographers could ever form a union, but she could not answer his acerb, “Why not?” The Job Sinclair Lewis

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