one of an Alaskan breed of large dogs having a dense, coarse coat, raised originally by Alaskan Eskimos for drawing sleds.
- Alaskan pipeline
alaskan pipeline An oil pipeline that runs eight hundred miles from oil reserves in Prudhoe Bay, on the northern coast of Alaska, to the port of Valdez, on Alaska’s southern coast, from which the oil can be shipped to markets. Also called the Trans-Alaska pipeline. Note: After oil was discovered in Prudhoe Bay in 1968, […]
a male given name. Contemporary Examples Jihaids now outgun the Egyptian military in the desert bordering Israel and the Gaza strip, reports Alastair Beach. In the North Sinai, Jihadis Stand Down the Egyptian Government Alastair Beach January 5, 2013 “Alastair Campbell called the movie boring,” says Iannucci, an amused smirk curling the corner of his […]
(sometimes initial capital letter) an avenging spirit or deity frequently evoked in Greek tragedy; a male Nemesis. Contemporary Examples He played Prof. alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody in three of the films. Fat, Ugly, and Famous Nicole LaPorte July 26, 2011 Historical Examples The sense of life and the sense of mystery are seen in alastor and […]
having wings; winged. having membranous expansions like wings. the winged form of an insect when both winged and wingless forms occur in the species. Historical Examples Cells more or less pyriform, alate, narrow below, bulging or ventricose upwards. Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. […]