a beam held by stays to the exterior of a masonry wall, as that of a furnace or boiler, to keep the adjacent areas of the wall from being forced outward.
a projecting tooth, especially an upper front tooth. noun (pl) -teeth (derogatory) a projecting upper front tooth n. buck’toothed’ (-tōōtht’) adj.
Informal. a single molecule of buckminsterfullerene. noun (informal) a ball-like polyhedral carbon molecule of the type found in buckminsterfullerene and other fullerenes buckyball (bŭk’ē-bôl’) See buckminsterfullerene.
noun (informal) a tube of carbon atoms structurally similar to buckminsterfullerene noun Word Origin
of or relating to shepherds; pastoral. of, relating to, or suggesting an idyllic rural life. a pastoral poem. Archaic. a farmer; shepherd; rustic. Contemporary Examples How I Write: Scott Spencer Noah Charney March 12, 2014 In Egypt’s Countryside, Vendettas Between Police and Islamists Simmer Mike Giglio, Christopher Dickey October 27, 2013 The Nobel Peace Prize […]