2014/12/19

desiderating

Filed under: dictionary — WmX @ 10:53
J-dog views the unattainable


verb (used with object), desiderated, desiderating 1.to wish or long for.–dictionary.com

2014/07/15

Free

Filed under: dictionary,signs — WmX @ 10:42

tire in the sidewalk
Free
1. enjoying personal rights or liberty, as a person who is not in slavery: a land of free people.
2. pertaining to or reserved for those who enjoy personal liberty: They were thankful to be living on free soil.
3. existing under, characterized by, or possessing civil and political liberties that are, as a rule, constitutionally guaranteed by representative government: the free nations of the world.
4. enjoying political autonomy, as a people or country not under foreign rule; independent.
5. exempt from external authority, interference, restriction, etc., as a person or one’s will, thought, choice, action, etc.; independent; unrestricted.
6. able to do something at will; at liberty: free to choose.
7. clear of obstructions or obstacles, as a road or corridor: The highway is now free of fallen rock.
8. not occupied or in use: I’ll try to phone her again if the line is free.
9. exempt or released from something specified that controls, restrains, burdens, etc. (usually followed by from or of ): free from worry; free of taxes.
10. having immunity or being safe (usually followed by from ): free from danger.
11. provided without, or not subject to, a charge or payment: free parking; a free sample.
Dictionary.com
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2014/04/19

deracinate

Filed under: dictionary,trees — WmX @ 03:14

Edgar Shannon Garden
The Shannon Garden Honoring the Presidency, 1959-1974, of Edgar Finley Shannon, Jr.

deracinated Shannon Garden
de·rac·i·nate- To pull up by the roots; uproot; extirpate; eradicate.–Dictionary.com

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

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