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rogue

A variation from the standard variety, usually inferior.

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A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management

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Current Version:
2019
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Social sciences
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84 words

... Literally, something that is out of place, used to describe a plant that is not wanted in the specific circumstances. It might be a plant that is not genetically true in a crop grown for seed, a plant of the wrong species such as barley in wheat, or a weed such as a wild oat in a cereal crop. The term is also used as a verb to remove the offending plant by pulling it up, preferably before it can shed...

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A Dictionary of Genetics (8 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
9 words

... a variation from the standard variety, usually...

Rogue

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

...apart from the herd. Rogue’s badge A racehorse or a hunter that becomes obstinate and refuses to do its work is known as a rogue, and the blinkers that it is made to wear are the rogue’s badge. Rogues’ gallery A collection of photographs of known criminals, used for the identification of suspects. Rogues’ Latin The same as thieves’ latin . Rogue’s march The tune played when an undesirable soldier was drummed out of his regiment. Hence an ignominious dismissal. Rogue’s yarn The name given to the coloured strand forming part of a government rope inserted to...

rogue peer

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A Dictionary of the Internet (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

...rogue peer A computer that has wireless access facilities, but is outside the remit of a system administrator . Such computers are major security risks....

rogue's yarn

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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
Length:
160 words

...'s yarn , a coloured yarn of jute laid up in a strand of rope to identify the materials from which it was made. Commercially made manila rope was marked with a black rogue's yarn, naval manila rope with red in each of two strands. Commercial sisal rope had a red rogue's yarn, naval sisal had yellow in each of two strands. Commercial hemp had no rogue's yarn, naval hemp had red in all three strands. Coir rope was marked with a yellow rogue's yarn in one strand only. Originally, rogue's yarns were used only in naval rope and indicated from their...

rogue value

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A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016

... value ( terminator , sentinel ) A value added at the end of a table and that can be recognized as a termination signal by a table lookup ...

rogue ISP

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A Dictionary of the Internet (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013

...rogue ISP An Internet service provider that has been set up in order to carry out some criminal or near criminal act such as sending spam or garnering the credit card details of potential customers....

rogue state

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Yuen Foong Khong

A Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
180 words

... state Label used by the Clinton administration ( 1993–2001 ) to characterize states ‘beyond the international pale’ who are hostile to the United States. Rogue states were portrayed as being contemptuous of international norms, bent on acquiring weapons of mass destruction, and being sponsors of terrorism. Rogue states were difficult if not impossible to deter, and their unpredictable behaviour was used as an argument by proponents of ballistic missile defence to argue in favour of installing such a system. The rogue state label was most consistently...

rogue knot

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

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
54 words

... knot , the seaman's name for a reef knot tied ‘upside down’, the two short ends appearing on opposite sides of the knot after tying instead of on the same side. It is the knot which ashore would be called a ‘granny knot’ and is very apt to slip when it takes any...

rogue wave

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A Dictionary of Weather (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008

... wave An exceptionally large wave that far exceeds those encountered in the prevailing sea state , with heights reaching 25–30 metres. Currently poorly understood, but initial studies using data from the European Remote Sensing Satellites reveal that such waves are more frequent than previously suspected, particularly at locations where normal wind-induced waves and swell encounter strong currents and eddies, from which energy is extracted, increasing wave height. The study confirmed the occurrence of rogue waves on the notoriously dangerous Agulhas...

rogue literature

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Literature
Length:
123 words

... literature A very popular type of writing about the underworld in the 16th and 17th centuries. Its practitioners include the Kentish landowner Thomas Harman ( fl. 1547–67 ), whose Caveat for Common Cursitors first appeared in 1566 ; Robert Copland ( see high way to the spittle house ); Robert Greene , whose pamphlets describe ‘coney-catching’, that is, the deception of innocents; and Thomas Dekker . Rogue literature is generally vividly descriptive and often allegedly confessional, providing an important source for our knowledge of everyday common...

Rogue Creamery

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Emma Young

The Oxford Companion to Cheese

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017

...Rogue Creamery is an artisan cheese company based in southern Oregon that produces award-winning blue cheeses. It was founded in 1933 by a cooperative to pool milk and to make fine cheese and cultured dairy products. Called Rogue River Valley Creamery at this point, in 1935 it was purchased by the Vella and Viviani families, who were associated with Vella cheese and the Sonoma Cheese factory. See vella cheese company . The creamery was originally founded to provide cheese and cultured dairy products for southern Oregon communities; however, the...

rogue literature

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Literature
Length:
146 words

... literature A very popular type of writing about the underworld in the 16th and 17th centuries. Its practitioners include the Kentish landowner Thomas Harman ( fl. 1547–67 ), whose Caveat for Common Cursitors first appeared in 1566 ; Robert Copland ( see High Way to the Spital House ); Robert Greene , whose pamphlets describe ‘coney-catching’, that is, the deception of innocents; and Thomas Dekker . Rogue literature is generally vividly descriptive and often allegedly confessional, providing an important source for our knowledge of everyday...

Rogue architecture

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

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
150 words

... architecture Term (properly Rogue Elephant ) used by Goodhart-Rendel to describe works by those Gothic-Revival architects, addicted to Go , whose works were not marked by scholarship, serenity, or tact. Among them were Keeling , Lamb , Teulon , and George Truefitt (1824–1902), all practitioners, and Thomas Harris (1830–1900), whose Victorian Architecture (1860) and Examples of the Architecture of the Victorian Age (1862) earned opprobrium. Keeling and Lamb designed churches for the Evangelical persuasion—both expressed roof-structures in an...

‘Rogue's March’

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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
Length:
73 words

...Rogue's March’ , a particular cadence beaten on the drum when a man of bad character was dismissed the naval service in Britain for an offence committed on board ship. It was also used when a man was sentenced to be flogged around the fleet with a cat-o'-nine-tails . It appears to have been introduced into the British Navy during the latter half of the 18th century and was in use for almost a...

rogue state

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A Dictionary of Human Geography

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Human Geography
Length:
94 words

... state A term circulating within US foreign policy circles in the 1990s to describe those countries the USA deemed a threat to world peace and stability. They were identified on the basis of several criteria: developing weapons of mass destruction; sponsoring terrorism; abusing human rights; supporting organized criminal activities ( see narco state ). North Korea, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, and Cuba are among the countries described this way but critics point out that the USA may itself pose the greatest threat to stability through its military...

Rogue Ales

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Ben Keene

The Oxford Companion to Beer

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Current Version:
2013

...facility for a local market, Rogue has grown into an international business that distributes its beers to 19 different countries along with all 50 states. In 2003 Rogue also began distilling its own rum, whiskey, and gin. Bibliography Hamson, Tim . The beer book . New York: Dorling Kindersley, 2008. Kitsock, Greg . “ American originals: Brewers who march to a different beat. ” http://allaboutbeer.com/live-beer/people/people-features/2001/09/american-originals/1/ (accessed July 5, 2010). Rogue Ales . Rogue.com . http://www.rogue.com (accessed July 5,2010)....

rogue access point

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A Dictionary of the Internet (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

...rogue access point An access point to a network that is not under the control of the system administrator of that network....

rogue reporter defence

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A Dictionary of Journalism

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
33 words

...rogue reporter defence An argument sometimes put forward by a news organization accused of unethical practices: that one ‘bad apple’ is to blame rather than any wider systems failure ( see hackgate...

Rogue River Blue

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Emma Young

The Oxford Companion to Cheese

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
Length:
541 words
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...Rogue River Blue is one of nine blue cheeses made by Rogue Creamery in southern Oregon. It is a cow’s milk blue cheese wrapped in macerated Syrah grape leaves, making it an extremely distinguishable cheese to the eye and to the palate. It was first made in 2002 . Rogue River Blue is predominantly an unpasteurized cheese; however a pasteurized version is also made at present for Australian and some US markets. Rogue River Blue, made by Rogue Creamery in Oregon, is wrapped in local Syrah grape leaves macerated in pear brandy. In 2015 it was awarded...

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