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Library of Useful Knowledge

A series of 32-page treatises, first published in 1827, and issued fortnightly under the direction of Lord Brougham’s Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (SDUK). Subscribers paid ...

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A Supplementary Dictionary of Renewable Energy and Sustainability

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

... energy The useful energy delivered through the hot tap, light bulb, or other appliances after losses in the home. Losses also occur all the way down the delivery system from the power station through the electricity grid to the consumer, where further losses occur in the hot water tank, pipes, or light bulb. See also delivered energy and primary energy...

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A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

... energy That part of final energy that is available after final conversion for the intended use. For example, in final conversion, electricity becomes light, mechanical energy , or...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
36 words

... economic life ( useful life ) The period for which the present owner of an asset will derive economic benefits from its use. In standard accounting practice, a fixed asset is depreciated over its useful economic...

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A Dictionary of Accounting (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
56 words

... economic life ( useful life ) The period for which the present owner of an asset will derive economic benefits from its use. In standard accounting practice, a fixed asset is depreciated over its useful economic life; an intangible asset is also considered to have a finite useful life, and its value is amortized over this...

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A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

...useful compression ratio ( HUCR ) The compression ratio of a piston engine giving the maximum power for a given...

Library of Useful Knowledge

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
149 words

...of Useful Knowledge A series of 32-page treatises, first published in 1827 , and issued fortnightly under the direction of Lord Brougham’s Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (SDUK). Subscribers paid 6 d . for each part; it was claimed that the closely printed double columns contained as much reading matter as 100 ordinary pages. Often written by SDUK committee members, these pamphlets were mainly scientific or historical, ranging from natural philosophy to geometry, calculus, and the lives of eminent men. The earlier scientific numbers sold...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016

...useful adj = sp vsefull 2 ...

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
19 words

... adj. sexually attractive. 2000 N. Barlay Crumple Zone 21: There's always some, you know, useful geezer at...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
69 words

... • bull , full, Istanbul, pull, push-pull, wool • Kabul • bagful • manful , panful • capful , lapful • hatful • carful • armful • artful • wilful ( US willful) • sinful • fitful • eyeful • boxful • potful • awful , lawful • woeful • joyful • rueful • useful • tubful • jugful , mugful • cupful • earful • ring pull • lambswool • schedule •...

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
176 words

... n. [SE general/generally useful ] ( Aus. ) a general helper, esp. in a public house. 1885 Bulletin (Sydney) 31 Oct. 22/1: Joe's vision of a roadside pub., with pretty Mary as landlady, himself as ‘boss,’ and a score […] of ‘usefuls’ to fly round when the mail drew up to change horses, melted into thin air. 1901 Bulletin (Sydney) 21 Dec. 13/1: Last week, in a Sydney hotel which considers itself of the better class, but where there is no ‘useful’ or yard-man kept, I found a girl who started work at 4:30a.m. on weekdays and 5:30a.m. on Sundays....

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A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
235 words

...for £20 a year, the man as general useful, which would include his trade employment, and his wife as cook for the proprietors. 1900 Henry Lawson ‘Middleton’s Peter’ Prose i 261: There were two rooms, of a sort, attached to the stables—one at each end. One was occupied by a man who was ‘generally useful’. 1935 Kylie Tennant Tiburon 37: Roman stepped out of the room next to the laundry of O’Brien’s Hotel, where he was barman, yardman and general useful. 1953 Caddie A Sydney Barmaid 6: The Missus called the useful to take over. A fight had started in...

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Pocket Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary: English-French (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
4 words
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Pocket Oxford Irish Dictionary: English-Irish

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
3 words
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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
4 words
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Pocket Modern Oxford Welsh Dictionary: English-Welsh

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
5 words
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Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary: English-Latin (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries, Classical studies
Length:
16 words
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Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
14 words
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Oxford Business Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
39 words
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Pocket Oxford German Dictionary: English German (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
11 words
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Oxford Business French Dictionary: English-French

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
34 words

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