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  • n. Plural form of parabolic.

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Examples

  • But it was the fat skis that Shane and everyone were competing on that led us all to dump our skinny skis in favor for those fat "parabolics".

    David LaPlante davidlaplante.com

  • A center mirror with auto-dimming and a compass, two side mirrors trimmed to the side lines of the car and two parabolics to cover the blind spots.

    Backing up at Wal-Mart

  • Which may be a relief, considering the aftermath of earlier parabolics.

    It's White Knuckle Time

  • Editor's note: These three kids seemed to be having quite a time as their father flew them in his private plane on a few weightless parabolics.

    NASA Watch: Videos: November 2008 Archives

  • Using multiple hidden microphones and long range parabolics, he attempts to make a clear recording of a couple who are walking through a crowded park and speaking softly, a mixture of the clandestine and the mundane.

    Row Three » Finite Focus: The Sound of Awakening (The Conversation) - Where Cinema is more than just $100 Million productions

  • His orange and green Rossignol parabolics rested against the wooden rack, clipped together by their brakes, standing straight as an exclamation point.

    Scott Free

  • Reflected sunlight from the parabolics passes the windows and is reflected by two cured aluminum secondary reflectors to strike sides and bottom of the pot.

    Chapter 8

  • Fixed-focus solar cookers are composed of one or more off-axis parabolic mirrors and a stand for one or more pots with a secondary mirror underneath which reflects the concentrated radiation coming from the parabolics, to the bottom of the cooking vessel (s).

    Chapter 8

  • Celsius, but larger-scale parabolics would be able to operate at much higher temperatures and retain the heat by using the cesium-coated semiconductors, Melosh said.

    Scientific American

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