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  • n. Plural form of parabolic.


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  • 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

  • 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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