a planar seismic zone in oceanic crust along which subduction of lithospheric plates gives rise to frequent earthquakes: marked by oceanic trenches sloping downward at about 45° toward adjacent island arcs or continents.
a long narrow region, usually adjacent to a continent, along which earthquake foci lie on a plane which dips downwards at about 45° and along which the oceanic lithosphere is thought to be descending into the earth’s interior Compare subduction zone
benediction. Historical Examples The Eve of All-Hallows, Vol. 3 (of 3) Matthew Weld Hartstonge The Buccaneer Mrs. S. C. Hall The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1 John Charles Dent A Little Girl in Old Washington Amanda M. Douglas The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle Simon the Jester William J. Locke Deerfoot in […]
a female given name. Historical Examples Benita, An African Romance H. Rider Haggard Benita, An African Romance H. Rider Haggard Benita, An African Romance H. Rider Haggard Benita, An African Romance H. Rider Haggard Blue Bonnet’s Ranch Party C. E. Jacobs Benita, An African Romance H. Rider Haggard Fetichism in West Africa Robert Hamill Nassau […]
- Benito juarez
Benito (Pablo) [be-nee-taw pah-vlaw] /bɛˈni tɔ ˈpɑ vlɔ/ (Show IPA), 1806–72, president of Mexico 1857–72. Ciudad. Ciudad Juárez. Historical Examples In Indian Mexico (1908) Frederick Starr The Missourian Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle The History of Cuba, vol. 3 Willis Fletcher Johnson Diplomatic Days Edith O’Shaughnessy noun short for Ciudad Juárez noun Benito Pablo (beˈnito […]
- Benito mussolini
Benito [buh-nee-toh;; Italian be-nee-taw] /bəˈni toʊ;; Italian bɛˈni tɔ/ (Show IPA), (I”Il Duce”) 1883–1945, Italian Fascist leader: premier of Italy 1922–43. Contemporary Examples Dole, Nazis, and Desperation in Kansas Michael Tomasky September 25, 2014 Why Do Italian Jews Tolerate Berlusconi’s Trivialization of the Holocaust? Anna Momigliano November 5, 2013 Why the Mosque Scares the Right […]