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  • adjective Not cubic


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  • My group studied nuclear quadrupole interactions in alloys and imperfect ionic crystals, discovered the anisotropy of the Knight shift in noncubic metals, the scalar and tensor indirect nuclear spin-spin coupling in metals and insulators, the existence of different temperatures of the Zeeman, exchange and dipolar energies in ferromagnetic relaxation, and a variety of cross relaxation phenomena.

    Nicolaas Bloembergen - Autobiography

  • But when we take time to explore the vagaries of English, we find that hot dogs can be cold, darkrooms can be lit, nightmares can take place in broad daylight, midwives can be men, hours -- especially happy hours and rush hours -- can last longer than sixty minutes, ice cubes can be noncubic, tablecloths can be made of paper, silverware can be made of plastic, most telephones are dialed by being punched

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XI No 4


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