a test for evaluating the quality of raw silk by inspecting it under controlled conditions for variations in the diameter of the yarn and for imperfections and content.
noun, Chiefly British. 1. sergeant. noun 1. a noncommissioned army officer of a rank above that of corporal. 2. U.S. Air Force. any noncommissioned officer above the rank of airman first class. 3. a police officer ranking immediately below a captain or a lieutenant in the U.S. and immediately below an inspector in Britain. 4. […]
noun, Medieval English Law. 1. a form of land tenure in which a tenant holding of the king rendered him exclusive services in a status below that of a knight.
noun 1. Rudolf [roo-dolf;; German roo-dawlf] /ˈru dɒlf;; German ˈruˌdɔlf/ (Show IPA), 1903–91, U.S. pianist, born in Bohemia. 2. Peter, born 1947, U.S. pianist (son of Rudolf).
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