Abs resin

a copolymer of acrylonitrile, butadiene, and styrene that is a tough, light, economical, heat- and stain-resistant plastic: used for telephones, boat hulls, and medical equipment.

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    the third and favorite son of David, who rebelled against his father and was slain by Joab. II Sam. 13–18. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “father of peace.”. Historical Examples I am quite prepared to stand up for Absalom; he was the soul of integrity. The Pointing Man Marjorie Douie Remember […]

  • Absaroka range

    a range in S Montana and NW Wyoming: part of the Rocky Mountains. Highest peak, 13,140 feet (4005 meters). Historical Examples He was the first to carry a party through the “impassable barrier” of the Absaroka Range. The Yellowstone National Park Hiram Martin Chittenden On the eastern boundary is the great Absaroka Range, with peaks […]

  • Abscam

    the code name for an FBI investigation (1978–80) of bribery, involving members of Congress. Contemporary Examples The rules have made a large stunt like Abscam impossible to pursue today. The Real Story and Lesson of the Abscam Sting in ‘American Hustle’ Jimmy So December 16, 2013 The FBI official who thought up and headed Abscam […]

  • Abscess

    a localized collection of pus in the tissues of the body, often accompanied by swelling and inflammation and frequently caused by bacteria. Contemporary Examples When he finally goes to see a dentist, he learns that he has an abscess: the tooth is rotten, threatening to overtake his jaw. ‘Mad Men’ Returns: A Recap of Season […]

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