2013/04/23

Sphygmomanometer

Filed under: dictionary — WmX @ 11:04


The word comes from the Greek sphygmós (pulse), plus the scientific term manometer (pressure meter). The device was invented by Samuel Siegfried Karl Ritter von Basch in 1881. Scipione Riva-Rocci introduced a more easily used version in 1896. In 1901, Harvey Cushing modernized the device and popularized it within the medical community.–Wikipedia

2013/04/18

I don’t argue with the Chef

Filed under: artifact,dictionary — WmX @ 00:37

knifes
nives

knife- plural knives [nahyvz] verb, knifed, knif·ing.
noun
1. an instrument for cutting, consisting essentially of a thin, sharp-edged, metal blade fitted with a handle.–Dictionary.com

2013/03/22

outlier

Filed under: dictionary,fauna — WmX @ 07:05


1- something that lies outside the main body or group that it is a part of, as a cow far from the rest of the herd, or a distant island belonging to a cluster of islands.–Dictionary.com

2013/03/10

south view (adjacency)

Filed under: development,dictionary,Urban Planning — WmX @ 22:52

City Walk site work
Intersection of R-2 and Downtown Extended.
adjacent — adj
1. being near or close, esp having a common boundary; adjoining; contiguous–dictionary.com

2013/02/24

Carlton Avenue

Filed under: architecture,dictionary — WmX @ 10:09


Southwest view of Carlton Avenue, Charlottesville, Virginia

Avenue:
a. a wide, usually tree-lined road, path, driveway, etc., through grounds to a country house or monumental building.
b. a suburban, usually tree-lined residential street.

2012/11/27

Radicles!

Filed under: dictionary,flora — WmX @ 08:35

sprouting acorns, the recalcitrant seed
At this time we conclude that slight browning of newly-sprouted radicles should be ignored for planting acorns. Intentionally trimming the radicles may alter root morphology, while severe trimming will lead to sure failure of emergence.–University of California

2012/11/24

sanguine

Filed under: dictionary,signs — WmX @ 10:32

stairway to nothing
san·guine
1.cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident: a sanguine disposition; sanguine expectations.–Dictionary.com

2012/08/14

sledgehammer

Filed under: dictionary — WmX @ 13:50

railroad track weld
Buckingham Branch employee sledgehammers slag off a new track weld between 1st and 2nd Street northeast in Charlottesville Virginia.
Dictionary.com lists no synonyms for sledgehammer.
The word sledgehammer is derived from the Anglo Saxon “Slaegan”, which, in its first sense, means “to strike violently”. The English words “slag”, “slay”, and “slog” are cognate.–Wikipedia

Peter Gabriel
Percy Sledge
Rahm Emanuel

2012/07/20

the batman

Filed under: culture,dictionary — WmX @ 14:27

1968
bat·man
noun, plural bat·men. (in the British army) a soldier assigned to an officer as a servant.
Origin: 1745–55; short for bat-horse man, equivalent to bat < French bât packsaddle (< Vulgar Latin *bastum, noun derivative of *bastāre to carry < Late Greek *bastân, re-formation of Greek bastázein to lift, carry) + horse + man1--Dictionary.com
The Dark Knight Rises review

2012/07/10

waiting

Filed under: change,dictionary — WmX @ 07:20






verb (used without object) 1. to remain inactive or in a state of repose, as until something expected happens (often followed by for, till, or until)–Dictionary-com

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