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Word: plume

Definition: feather, esp. large or showy one; something that rises into the air (like the shape of a feather); Ex. plume of smoke:

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A number of problems were reported with the deluxe release, including it mistakenly using of a different vocal take of "Plume" which was later corrected on digital retail versions of the album, and several digital glitches found throughout the audio on both discs which were not found on the original release.
Another liberty I took was, they all had plumes, but I only gave a plume to Leonidas, to make him stand out and identify him as a king.
Another line is the Georgetown Loop Railroad between Georgetown, Colorado and Silver Plume, Colorado in central Colorado.
Cate Kendall is the "nom de plume" of Australian co-authors Michelle Hamer and Lisa Blundell.
Compton Crook, who used the "nom de plume" Stephen Tall, died in 1981.
Despite the fact that High Top never raced beyond a mile, many of his best offspring excelled over long distances: they included the British Classic winners Cut Above (St Leger Stakes) and Circus Plume (Epsom Oaks) as well as the Irish Oaks winner Colorspin, the Derby Italiano winner My Top and the Prix du Jockey Club winner Top Ville.
Directed by William Gaskill, it had an extremely strong cast which included Laurence Olivier as Brazen, Robert Stephens as Plume, Colin Blakely as Kite, Derek Jacobi as Worthy, Maggie Smith as Silvia and Mary Miller as Melinda.
Don Quixote, covered with shame and out of countenance, ran to pluck the plume from his poor jade's tail, while Sancho did the same for Dapple.
Ethevaldo Mello de Siqueira ("nom de plume" Ethevaldo Siqueira) is a noted Brazilian journalist, science writer, consultant and publisher, specialized in new technologies.
Funnel and gate systems are used to channel the contaminant plume into a gate which contains the reactive material. The funnels are non-permeable, and the simplest design consists of a single gate with walls extending from both sides.
He authored the Sea Devils Adventure Trilogy, "The Illithiad", the "Shattered Circle", "Bastion of Faith", the "Dungeon Builder's Guidebook", and the adventures "Die Vecna Die!", "Return to the Tomb of Horrors", and "Return to White Plume Mountain" for the "AD" game, as well as the "Tangents" sourcebook and "The Killing Jar" adventure for the "Alternity" game.
He wears a black cape and helmet with a purple plume, and has a red flame symbol on his chest. Swedish critics have compared Årlin's portrayal of Tengil to contemporary figures such as Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Augusto Pinochet, Richard Nixon and Saddam Hussein.
His dress was very plain and simple, and the fashion of it between the Asiatic and the European; but he had on his head a light helmet of gold, adorned with jewels, and a plume on the crest.
However, upon liftoff the Shuttle sent out a long exhaust plume as it ascended, and this plume could have triggered lightning by providing a current path to ground.
In his introduction to "The Bachman Books," King states that adopting the "nom de plume" Bachman was also an attempt to make sense out of his career and try to answer the question of whether his success was due to talent or luck.
Island Spouter, which sends a narrow plume of water 10–15 feet (3–5 meters) into the air, first emerged in the early 1900s.
Leonie Swann (b. 1975 Dachau near Munich, Germany) is the nom de plume of a German crime writer.
Matrix material heavily absorbs UV laser light, leading to the ablation of upper layer (~1 μm) of the matrix material. The hot plume produced during ablation contains many species: neutral and ionized matrix molecules, protonated and deprotonated matrix molecules, matrix clusters and nanodroplets.
Meanwhile, a warm temperature plume, or inversion, at the 850-millibar geopotential height allowed low-level instability to increase.
Mona Soliman () is the nom de plume of an Egyptian novelist and poet.
On August 7, 2008, Kasatochi began erupting explosively with an ash plume maintaining an altitude of 35,000 feet and reaching 45,000 feet.
One definition for PRBs is an "in situ" treatment zone that passively captures a plume of contaminants and removes or breaks down the contaminants, releasing uncontaminated water.
Plume arrives, in love with Sylvia, closely followed by Worthy, a local gentleman who is in love with Sylvia's cousin Melinda.
Second, the analyte molecules are ionized (more accurately protonated or deprotonated) in the hot plume.
She is also tricked by being given a sample of her handwriting by the 'fortune teller', who takes it from a 'devil' he has conjured up under the table (in fact Plume).
Still disguised as Wilful, Sylvia goes on to spend the night in bed with Rose, a local wench previously courted by Plume to get Rose's brother Bullock to join up.
Sylvia drops her disguise, Plume agrees to leave the army and marry her, Melinda relents towards Worthy and agrees to marry him, and Plume transfers his twenty recruits to Brazen to compensate him for the loss of a rich marriage with Melinda.
The "hat", worn only by Knights and Dames Grand Cross and Knights and Dames Commander, is made of black velvet; it includes an upright plume of feathers.
The Canadian Guards wore a white-over-red plume on the left side of their bearskins.
The goal of this PRB was to remediate a contaminant plume of trichloroethylene (TCE) and hexavalent chromium (Cr (VI)).
The initial test produced the project's codename; as the rockets' exhaust engulfed the apparatus in a plume of smoke and fire, an attending officer remarked "Look at it!
The latter, of which only fragments are believed to survive, was directed by David Giles, starred Ian McKellen as Plume, Prunella Ransome as his sweetheart Silvia, Jane Asher as Melinda, John Moffatt as Brazen, and Brian Blessed as Sergeant Kite.
The main advantage of the funnel and gate system is that a smaller reactive region can be used for treating the plume, resulting in a lower cost. In addition, if the reactive media needs to be replaced, it is much easier to do so because of the small gate.
The National Theatre staged the play again in 1991 with Desmond Barrit as Brazen, Alex Jennings as Plume and Ken Stott as Kite.
The next line to fall was between Silver Plume and Idaho Springs, Colorado in 1939.
The occurrence of mafic dike swarms in Archean and Paleoproterozoic terrains is often cited as evidence for mantle plume activity associated with abnormally high mantle potential temperatures.
The play opens with the recruiter, Captain Plume's Sergeant Kite, recruiting in the town of Shrewsbury.
The plume from the solid rockets exited the flame trench in a northward direction at near the speed of sound, often causing a rippling of shockwaves along the actual flame and smoke contrails.
The Recruiting Officer is a 1706 play by the Irish writer George Farquhar, which follows the social and sexual exploits of two officers, the womanising Plume and the cowardly Brazen, in the town of Shrewsbury (the town where Farquhar himself was posted in this capacity) to recruit soldiers.
The Three foot gauge railways narrow gauge had four distinct lines: the Platte Canyon Line from Denver, Colorado to Como, Colorado, the Gunnison Line from Como to Gunnison, Colorado via Alpine Tunnel, Highline between Como and Leadville, Colorado, and the Clear Creek line from Denver to Silver Plume, Colorado.
The white steam was ascending like a plume of feathers from the black chimney.
There Brazen and Plume compete to recruit 'Wilful', unaware of 'his' real identity – Kite abducts 'him' for Plume while Plume duels with Brazen.
They plume them-selves on their gentility there, I can tell you, if that's any satisfaction.'
This produced a plume of moisture over the Canadian Maritimes for four days, producing heavy rainfall totaling in Gander, Newfoundland.
To be brief, last of all she has commanded me to go through all the provinces of Spain and compel all the knights-errant wandering therein to confess that she surpasses all women alive to-day in beauty, and that I am the most valiant and the most deeply enamoured knight on earth; in support of which claim I have already travelled over the greater part of Spain, and have there vanquished several knights who have dared to contradict me; but what I most plume and pride myself upon is having vanquished in single combat that so famous knight Don Quixote of La Mancha, and made him confess that my Casildea is more beautiful than his Dulcinea; and in this one victory I hold myself to have conquered all the knights in the world; for this Don Quixote that I speak of has vanquished them all, and I having vanquished him, his glory, his fame, and his honour have passed and are transferred to my person; for The more the vanquished hath of fair renown, The greater glory gilds the victor's crown.
Women who became famous or well known in their professional circles before marriage often kept their birth names, stage names, or "noms de plume".
Worthy then goes to visit Melinda but, on going to tell Plume the good news, finds out that Melinda seems to be eloping with Brazen after all.
``But melancholy,''interrupted Master Edward, snatching the feathers out of the tail of a splendid parroquet that was screaming on its gilded perch, in order to make a plume for his hat.

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::: cantankerous - ill-humored; irritable
::: machinations - evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
::: ennui - boredom; listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; CF. annoy
::: impassioned - (of speech) filled with passion; fervent
::: underhand - (underhanded) done slyly and secretly (being dishonest)
::: purported - alleged; claimed; reputed or rumored; Ex. purported Satanists
::: affiliation - joining; associating with
::: myopic - nearsighted; lacking foresight; N. myopia
::: cache - hiding place; V.