a city in SW Iran, on the Shatt-al-Arab: oil refineries. Historical Examples Dirty your face and you might walk about Abadan without attracting notice. A Dweller in Mesopotamia Donald Maxwell Abadan is on an island and the pipe line crosses the water from the mainland. A Dweller in Mesopotamia Donald Maxwell On the eastern side […]
. a place of destruction; the depths of hell. Historical Examples He is termed Abaddon, the angel of the bottomless pit—the prince of darkness. Ophiolatreia Anonymous After that, they settled down to planning the Battle of Abaddon. Space Viking Henry Beam Piper But we have this safeguard against such visits, that we never represented ourselves […]
- Abadie's sign of tabes dorsalis
abadie’s sign of tabes dorsalis Abadie’s sign of tabes dorsalis n. Insensibility to pressure over the Achilles tendon.
- Abadie's sign of exophthalmic goiter
abadie’s sign of exophthalmic goiter Abadie’s sign of exophthalmic goiter A·ba·die’s sign of exophthalmic goiter (āb’ə-dēz’, ä-bə-) n. Spasm of the elevator muscle of the upper eyelid seen in Graves’ disease as well as normally as a result of tension or fatigue.
to the rear of; aft of: the fife rail abaft the mainmast. in the direction of the stern; astern; aft. Historical Examples The sounds seem as if they are coming from the right now abaft the beam, if anything. Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S. Percy F. Westerman The sound came from abaft his beam and his disquietude […]