one of a breed of large dogs having a heavy, white coat, raised originally in the Pyrenees for herding sheep and as a watchdog.
noun 1. See under . [rag-weed] /ˈrægˌwid/ noun 1. any of the composite plants of the genus Ambrosia, the airborne pollen of which is the most prevalent cause of autumnal hay fever, as the common North American species, A. trifida (great ragweed or giant ragweed) and A. artemisiifolia. /ˈræɡˌwiːd/ noun 1. any plant of the […]
noun 1. . noun 1. the Great Rebellion, another name for the English Civil War
noun, Astronomy. 1. . noun, Astronomy. 1. a large, usually reddish gaseous vortex on the surface of Jupiter, about 14,000 by 30,000 km, that drifts about slowly as the planet rotates and has been observed for several hundred years. noun 1. a large long-lived oval feature, south of Jupiter’s equator, that is an anticyclonic disturbance […]
- Great renaming
Usenet, history The flag day in 1986 on which all of the non-local groups on the Usenet had their names changed from the net.- format to the current multiple-hierarchies scheme. Used especially in discussing the history of newsgroup names. “The oldest sources group is comp.sources.misc; before the Great Renaming, it was net.sources.” FAQ (http://vrx.net/usenet/history/rename.html). [Jargon […]