needle-shaped, as the leaves of the pine.
mixed with chaff.
shaped like a needle, as pine leaves
turning sour; slightly sour; acidulous. Historical Examples A common cause of cramp is indigestion, and the use of acescent liquors; these should be avoided. Burroughs’ Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889 Barkham Burroughs adjective slightly sour or turning sour
Anatomy. the socket in the hipbone that receives the head of the thighbone. Zoology. any of the suction appendages of a leech, octopus, etc. Historical Examples Hemorrhages were found beneath the periosteum in the region of the lower incisor teeth and the acetabulum and ribs. Scurvy Past and Present Alfred Fabian Hess The large, round […]
- Acetone body
. noun another name for ketone body acetone body n. See ketone body.
a colorless, volatile, water-soluble, flammable liquid, C 3 H 6 O, usually derived by oxidation of isopropyl alcohol or by bacterial fermentation of carbohydrates: used chiefly in paints and varnishes, as a general solvent, and in organic synthesis. Contemporary Examples Van Ronk described how when visiting Asch he would put on his “Folkways suit,” a […]
- Ace up my sleeve
a playing card or die marked with or having the value indicated by a single spot: He dealt me four aces in the first hand. a single spot or mark on a playing card or die. Also called service ace. a placement made on a service. any placement. a serve that the opponent fails to […]