Alfred (ˈalfreːt), Count von Schlieffen. 1833–1913, German field marshal, who devised the Schlieffen Plan (1905): it was intended to ensure German victory over a Franco-Russian alliance by holding off Russia with minimal strength and swiftly defeating France by a massive flanking movement through the Low Countries. In a modified form, it was unsuccessfully employed in World War I (1914)
noun 1. Heinrich [hahyn-rikh] /ˈhaɪn rɪx/ (Show IPA), 1822–90, German archaeologist: excavated ancient cities of Troy and Mycenae. noun 1. Heinrich (ˈhainrɪç). 1822–90, German archaeologist, who discovered nine superimposed city sites of Troy (1871–90). He also excavated the site of Mycenae (1876)
noun, (used with a plural verb) 1. Petrography. streaks or irregularly shaped masses in an igneous rock that differ in texture or composition from the main mass. 2. Physics. the visible streaks in a turbulent, transparent fluid, each streak being a region that has a density and index of refraction differing from that of the […]
noun, Physical Chemistry. 1. a method for detecting regions of differing densities in a clear fluid by photographing a beam of light passed obliquely through it.
noun, Slang. 1. an inept, bungling person who suffers from unremitting bad luck. scenic route