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George Moore, 1905, William Heinemann. Originally planned as a companion story to those in The Untilled Field (1903), The Lake grew in length until it became a separate work. At ...

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)

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2019

...lake Result of the combination of a dye and a mordant ....

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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
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12 words

... to lyse erythrocytes, especially by suspending them in a hypotonic...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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2010
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Art & Architecture
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64 words

... A pigment made by precipitating or developing a dyestuff on an inert pigment. All the older pigments made in this way are still called lakes. The word may be derived from the Italian lacca , a term used by medieval dyers for the scum they removed from their dye vats and sold to painters. Lake making goes back to Egyptian and Greek...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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... Inland body of water, generally large and too deep to have rooted vegetation completely covering the...

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A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management

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2019
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Social sciences
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85 words

... An expanse of water surrounded by land and not connected to the sea. There is no accepted standard of size to differentiate a lake from a pond . A lake is usually larger, with some sources maintaining that they are at least two acres in area, but a range of varied factors will influence its definition between lake or pond. A common equivalent term in Scotland is a loch , which also is applied to sea inlets, as is the equivalent Irish term lough...

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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2020

... 1. A large area of freshwater. 2. A pigment that is produced using aluminium hydroxide or another similar insoluble...

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A Dictionary of Chemistry (8 ed.)

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2020
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Science and technology, Chemistry
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51 words

... A pigment made by combining an organic dyestuff with an inorganic compound (usually an oxide, hydroxide, or salt). Absorption of the organic compound on the inorganic substrate yields a coloured complex, as in the combination of a dyestuff with a mordant . Lakes are used in paints and printing...

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A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (3 ed.)

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2015
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Art & Architecture
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66 words

... Large expanse of (usually fresh) water, entirely surrounded by land: it should be sufficiently extensive to form a geographical feature, as opposed to a small pond or pool . Artificial lakes, created by damming or diverting streams, were often features of C18 parks, e.g. ‘Capability’ Brown ’s fine example at Blenheim Palace, Oxon. Goulty ( 1991 ) ; OED ( 1933 ) ; Symes ( 2006...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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220 words

... . Term derived from the early medieval Latin lacca to indicate both lake pigment and the products of the lac insect ( Kerria lacca ). The latter was imported into Europe from India, and it yielded both red dyestuff and, as a by-product, shellac ( see Lacquer, §2 ). Until the 18th century lake, without further qualification, usually indicated red pigments only. Lake pigments are prepared by the precipitation of a soluble organic dye on to an insoluble, inorganic, adsorptive substrate. Before the mid-19th century dyestuffs were extracted exclusively from...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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930 words

...if brilliantly coloured, lakes were used little after the early 20th century. However, the azo group has contributed important pigments, such as the insoluble Hansa yellows: these (and a tartrazine lake) have largely replaced natural yellow lakes. Lakes prepared from natural dyestuffs had poor light-fastness qualities. The natural red varieties were largely replaced by the rather more permanent synthetic alizarin lakes (and, in the 20th century, by insoluble, permanent quinacridone reds), although natural rose madder lake and cochineal carmine continue...

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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2017

... A body of (usually fresh) water that is entirely or nearly entirely surrounded by...

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Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, International Law
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132 words

...(s) ‘Theory and practice agree upon the rule that lakes and land-locked seas that are entirely enclosed by the land of one and the same state [are] part of the territory of that State’: I Oppenheim 589 . However, ‘by acquiescence and custom, perhaps reinforced by conventions on particular questions, seas which are virtually land-locked may acquire the status of high seas: this is the case of the Baltic and Black Seas’: Brownlie, Principles of Public International Law (6th ed.), 223–224. Where a lake is surrounded by more than one State, general...

Lake Poets, Lake School

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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Literature
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92 words

... Poets, Lake School Terms applied to Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Robert Southey , William Wordsworth , and sometimes to Thomas De Quincey , who lived in the Lake District at the beginning of the 19th century. The expression ‘Lake School’ seems first to have appeared in the Edinburgh Review . Lord Byron makes play with the term, and in the dedication to Don Juan ( 1819 ) refers slightingly to ‘all the Lakers’. In his Recollections of the Lake Poets De Quincey denies the existence of any such...

Clear Lake

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The Oxford Companion to Wine (4 ed.)

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2015

...Lake , California AVA. See lake county...

exorheic lake

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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (5 ed.)

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2020

...lake A lake that has one or more outflow streams. Compare endorheic lake...

Balkhash, Lake

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (6 ed.)

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2020

...Balkhash, Lake ( Balqash Köli ) , Kazakhstan ‘Marshy Place’. The town of Balkhash is named after the lake...

finger lake

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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2015

...lake A long, narrow lake occupying an over-deepened basin in a glacial...

Lauricocha, Lake

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (6 ed.)

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2020

...Lauricocha, Lake , Peru A glacier-fed lake in the Andes Mountains; its name comes from the Quechua lawri ‘bluish’ and qucha ‘lake...

endorheic lake

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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (5 ed.)

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2020

...lake A lake that loses water only by evaporation (i.e. no stream flows from it). Compare exorheic lake...

natron lake

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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020

...lake ( soda lake ) A saline lake, rich in the sodium carbonate salt natron (Na 2 CO 3 .10H 2...

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