from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A commercial name for a quality of albuminized paper exported from Germany (Dresden) for photographic purposes.
  • n. An apparatus consisting of a series of rectangular boxes containing some mercury on the bottom and provided with agitating blades. These boxes are used for removing the slime from the gold amalgam.

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  • n. an area in Germany around the upper Elbe river; the original home of the Saxons
  • n. a French marshal who distinguished himself in the War of the Austrian Succession (1696-1750)


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  • The natural history collection increased -- butterflies, pressed plants and minerals were stored up; the falls were used for shower-baths; trout caught in the streams and lakes; and time was passing, when one evening, as the glorious sky foretold a bright day on the morrow, Dale, who was seated outside Andregg's chalet with Melchior, returned that day from far below with a fresh load of provisions, called Saxe to bring him his field-glass.

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  • He saw, also, that the natives of India might, under European commanders, be formed into armies such as Saxe or Frederick would be proud to command.

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  • "Saxe," he said at last, as they were now slowly passing along the rocks by the side of the glacier, which they had now left to avoid some patches of rugged ice, "I'm afraid we shall have to rest here in some niche as soon as darkness comes on.

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  • During our stay at Dover we had secur'd beds, which was no slight consideration, for on Monday night we had in the house the Duke of Saxe Wiemar and his wife, two Generals, a Colonel, and 2 Aid de Camps, most of whom had to sat up all night and smoke, and in the morning we found the dukes attendants devouring a cold fowl on the Landing place for want of better accommodation. —

    Letter 290

  • In the new study, Saxe and her fellow researchers used a non-invasive technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to selectively interfere with brain activity in the right TPJ: in other words, they applied a strong magnetic field to a small area of the skull.

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  • Moral judgment, Saxe says, even though it feels like one uniform thing, is “actually a hodgepodge of competing and conflicting judgment, all of which get jumbled into what we call moral judgment.”

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  • However, Bedny and Saxe found that blind people performed just as well in predicting the feelings of other people as sighted people did.

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  • In other words, Bedny and Saxe, nice study — but I could have told you that.

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  • Leonard Saxe, a sociologist appearing in the "demographics" category, praised the list's diversity, both demographically and "more importantly, in level of Jewish identification, engagement with the community and Israel, contribution to society at large."

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  • But Gill also gives vivid accounts of the domestic life of Victoria, who had nine children at the rate of one every two years, and the German-born Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

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