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  • n. Plural form of erg.


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  • If I ask a physicist 'How much energy can fission of uranium generate' he can tell me the answer, without much difficulty, in ergs/mass of uranium/unit time.

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  • It's chock full of everything they need: ergometers colloquially called ergs, these devices simulate rowing and measure the work done, weight machines, change rooms, showers, offices, a kitchen and a physiotherapist.

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  • A putt drops unexpectedly here (Miguel Angel Jim é nez holes a downhill birdie bomb on the 16th hole) and another fails to drop there (Bubba Watson's birdie putt at the eighteenth lacks only a few ergs of energy) and suddenly everything is different.

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  • The federation has received help from the IOC and FISA, each contributing $15,000 to buy 10 new boats and two ergs; the IOC also funded Iraq's top two rowers for training in Germany, Tunisia and Australia.

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  • The Americans and Mr. Abdul Salam critiqued the 15-man national team and seven younger athletes as they trained on rowing machines called ergometers, or ergs, and on the water.

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  • The ergs piled against the massifs by the prevailing north-easterly winds are some of the highest sand dunes in the Sahara, reaching ~300 m at Arakao and Temet.

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  • South of the ergs are extensive flat plains (reg) of coarse sand, gravel and stones.

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  • He'd squeeze the extra ergs out of the crystals with his bare hands if it was possible.

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  • Ted Kennedy got to the New York Convention in 1980 literally ergs behind Carter and his first course of action was to demand getting rid of rule 6 which required pledged delegates to vote for their designated candidate.

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  • If he thought that Obama "disrespected" his wife by dangling the SOS position in front of her and then yanking it away, he could absorb millions of hours of attention and millions of ergs of energy in his effort to make Obama "pay" for his actions.

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