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  • v. Present participle of calcify.


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  • For Reynolds, the past is calcifying contemporary music.

    Retromania: Pop Culture's Addiction to its Own Past by Simon Reynolds – review

  • Jazz composer and visionary Sun Ra: is the past 'calcifying contemporary music'?

    Retromania: Pop Culture's Addiction to its Own Past by Simon Reynolds – review

  • If you're one of those who spends whatever extra income you might have in the world's luxury restaurants, you will regard him as the gastro-wizard-in-chief, the man who at El Bulli, his restaurant north of Barcelona, moved haute gastronomy on from the calcifying tropes of nouvelle cuisine to a brave new modernist tomorrow; who ushered in the age of foams and hot jellies, spherified olives and desserts cooked in liquid nitrogen.

    Reinventing Food – Ferran Adrià: The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat by Colman Andrews – review

  • While many calcifying algae contribute particles that rapidly become reef sediments, coralline red algae often have an encrusting growth form that tends to act as a “glue” that holds the reef fragments and sediments together.

    Coral reef

  • However, algae that secrete calcium carbonate, such as coralline red algae and an abundant calcifying green alga known as Halimeda, are almost always significant contributors as well.

    Coral reef

  • This past week I was in South Carolina attending a seminar given by Remington, Marlin, H&R, Bushmaster, New England Firearms, and DPMS Panther Arms. These companies are joined at the hip under the name American Heritage Arms. We got so much information in three days that my calcifying brain can scarcely handle it all, but I'll give you what I consider the highlights.

    Gun News from Remington

  • I thought you were making a remarkable recovery from calcifying brain syndrome and advanced gun writer's new product overloaditis when I read your on the money article on the. 30-'06 in my November F&S, but it is plain that you have suffered a relapse.

    Gun News from Remington

  • And the memories, of course, to keep you company, of the child or spouse, not even memory anymore, just a stone in the gut like a calcifying pearl.


  • Inventions, handy fables, and propaganda wormed away at the story for decades, institutionalizing falsehoods and calcifying legends, many of which then became part of the narrative in the West, where further repetition hardened and certified official Soviet accounts.

    The Gun

  • Anthropogenic ocean acidification over the twenty-first century and its impact on calcifying organisms.

    Ocean acidification


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