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camber

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1 The athwartships curve of a ship's deck, usually giving a fall towards the sides of a quarter of an inch (6.35 mm) to each foot (30.5 cm). 2 A small ...

camber

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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77 words

... . 1 The athwartships curve of a ship's deck, usually giving a fall towards the sides of a quarter of an inch (6.35 mm) to each foot (30.5 cm). 2 A small enclosed dock in a dockyard in which timber for masts and yards was kept to weather and pickle in salt water, and used also to provide a shelter for small boats. In the USA such a dock was known as a cob or cobb ...

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A Dictionary of British Place Names

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Current Version:
2011

... E. Sussex . Camere 1375 , Portus Camera 1397 , Caumbre 1442 . From OFrench cambre (Latin camera ) ‘a room, an enclosed space’, perhaps originally with reference to a small harbour here before the silting up of the Rother...

cambering

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A Dictionary of Ecology (5 ed.)

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2015

... The consistent dip of strata towards valley centres, in conflict with the general regional dip. It is well displayed in the English Midlands, where ironstone beds above clays are cambered down as much as 30 m below their original level. It is probably due to large-scale structural disturbance when permafrost thawed and the plastic clays allowed overlying massive beds to flow towards...

crown-green bowls

crown-green bowls  

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A variant of the outdoor version of bowls, in which the bowler must negotiate not just the lie of the grass green and the weighted bias of the balls (or woods), but also a built-in camber as the ...
airframe

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A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences
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382 words

...An additional extension to some flaps is nominated as slotted. Flaps on the leading wing edge are even more efficient at maintaining an aircraft’s altitude at low speed, pushing the wing surface both further forwards and angled down. Common flaps in this situation are variable camber flaps, which are also known as slats, droops, and...

Offensive Language Crimes in Law, Media, and Popular Culture

Offensive Language Crimes in Law, Media, and Popular Culture   Reference library

Elyse Methven

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Crime, Media, and Popular Culture

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences
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10,841 words

...author, Rebecca Camber, transformed (see van Leeuwen, 2008 , for discussion of transformations through recontextualisation) the UK High Court’s ruling into the following representation: Yobs should not be punished for hurling obscenities in public—because swear words are now so common that they “no longer cause distress,” High Court judge has ruled. In a landmark judgment, Justice Bean upheld the appeal of a foul-mouthed thug who was convicted “for repeatedly using the f-word while being searched” by police. ( Camber, 2011 ) In Camber’s...

crown-green bowls

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A Dictionary of Sports Studies

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
410 words

...bowls A variant of the outdoor version of bowls , in which the bowler must negotiate not just the lie of the grass green and the weighted bias of the balls (or woods), but also a built-in camber as the green rises to the centre and falls away to the edges. In crown-green bowls, the jack—the ball at which the woods are aimed—is also biased. The sport was widely popular in the midlands and north of England for much of the 20th century, both for playing at all levels, and for betting by spectators at organized professional competitions, the most famous...

Carter, William

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The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
860 words

...for trial. The local authorities were fearful of the consequences, for the smugglers enjoyed much local support, and released the suspects on bail. The freed men then roused their own supporters and some fifty armed men then chased Carter and his men as far as Lydd and then Camber. Here they were able to commandeer a boat and escape to the safety of Rye, saving themselves from almost certain death at the hands of the smugglers. During his eventful life, Carter never ceased to rail against the smuggling of wool. As a clothier he was of course motivated by...

Cuming, Frederick George Rees Fred

Cuming, Frederick George Rees Fred (16 February 1930)   Reference library

Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators

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Current Version:
2013

...London, 10 Nov 1999 : Low Tide, Camber Sands (oil on board, 36 × 36 ins/91 × 91 cm) GBP 6,500 London, 22 Feb 2000 : The Plough, Lewisham ( 1959 , oil on board, 36 × 48 ins/91 × 122 cm) GBP 2,400 London, 13 July 2000 : The Crescent Moon ( 1969 , oil on board, 50 × 39 ins/127 × 99 cm) GBP 4,200 London, 13 June 2001 : Willow (oil on board, 19 × 25 ins/49 × 63 cm) GBP 2,400 London, 28 June 2001 : Artist’s Studio (oil on hardboard, 35 × 48 ins/90 × 121 cm) GBP 2,250 London, 28 May 2002 : Windsurfers, Camber (oil on board, 36 × 36 ins/91 × 91...

Lawrence, Gertrude

Lawrence, Gertrude (4 July 1898)   Reference library

bruce d. mcclung

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
470 words

...phenomenon—a superb performer in any medium, exuberant, supple, and animated, a formidable craftsman in the arts of the stage.” In addition to her stage career, she appeared in nine American and British films: The Battle of Paris ( 1929 ), Aren’t We All? ( 1932 ), Lord Camber's Ladies ( 1932 ), No Funny Business ( 1932 ), Mimi ( 1935 ), Rembrandt ( 1936 ), Men Are Not Gods ( 1936 ), Stage Door Canteen ( 1943 ), and The Glass Menagerie ( 1950 ). She recounted a 1944 tour of duty with ENSA (the British USO) in her autobiography, A Star...

engineering, military

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The Oxford Companion to Military History

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Current Version:
2004

...in the case of enemy works, demolished by ordinary sappers and pioneers , who are required to possess only basic field engineering skills. The simplest form of road in field engineering consists of two parallel ditches with the excavated spoil heaped between them to produce a cambered way. An alternative type, widely used in wooded swampy areas, is the corduroy road, made by felling trees to clear a path, splitting the trunks, and laying them transversely to form a corrugated roadway. More permanent roads, built by military engineers for strategic purposes,...

Wales

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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Current Version:
2004

...the earliest times the Welsh called themselves Y Gwir Frythoniaid [the true Britons], Brythoniaid, and Cymry. Cymry (also Kymry) derives from the Celtic combrogos [compatriot]; Geoffrey of Monmouth 's (12th cent.) asserted etymology tracing the root to an eponymous founder named Camber is clearly spurious. In Modern Welsh Cymry denotes the Welsh people, while Cymru denotes the principality or nation of Wales. Latinized forms such as Wallia and Gwalia were found in both English and Welsh contexts. The demarcation of Wales from ancient Britain is often dated by...

Criminal Tribunals

Criminal Tribunals   Reference library

Aaron Fichtelberg

The International Studies Encyclopedia

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Warfare and Defence
Length:
10,052 words

...Leone: www.sc-sl.org . The Kosovo courts established under the UN’s Mission in Kosovo do not have an independent website, but the UN mission’s website is www.unmikonline.org/ East Timor’s tribunal does not presently have a website. Cambodia’s tribunal (The Extraordinary Cambers in the Courts of Cambodia): www.eccc.gov.kh/ . In addition, the weblog www.cambodiatribunal.org/ has a good deal of useful information about the tribunal’s proceedings. Other Online Resources Global Policy Forum. At www.globalpolicy.org/international-justice.html , accessed...

Zhaozhou Bridge

Zhaozhou Bridge   Reference library

Ronald G. KNAPP

Berkshire Encyclopedia of China

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Current Version:
2016

...part of an arch) that run the length of each segmental ring. While these parallel voussoirs produce a stone structure of great flexibility, the need to stabilize the bridge led to the use of reinforcing stone rods, stone hooks, and dovetailed iron keys, as well as a slight inward camber. The elegant geometry and sophisticated mathematics of the superstructure were enhanced with profuse stone carvings along the balustrades and posts. These carvings include a variety of dragons and protective amulets in animal form. With tall sails providing propulsion, boat...

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