an archaeological site in Yorkshire, England, that was the lakeside camp of a Neolithic hunting, fishing, and gathering culture, 9000–7000 b.c.
noun 1. a white, tasteless, solid carbohydrate, (C 6 H 1 0 O 5) n , occurring in the form of minute granules in the seeds, tubers, and other parts of plants, and forming an important constituent of rice, corn, wheat, beans, potatoes, and many other vegetable foods. 2. a commercial preparation of this substance […]
noun 1. a former court of inquisitorial and criminal jurisdiction in England that sat without a jury and that became noted for its arbitrary methods and severe punishments, abolished 1641. 2. any tribunal, committee, or the like, which proceeds by arbitrary or unfair methods. Star Chamber noun 1. (English history) the Privy Council sitting as […]
noun 1. Astronomy. a chart or map showing the relative apparent positions of the stars, as seen from the earth, in a particular area of the sky.
or starchblock noun 1. a substance ingested in the belief that it inhibits the body’s ability to metabolize starch and thereby promotes weight loss: declared illegal in the U.S. by the FDA.