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489 · Back to Steeply and Marathe
an intricate network
French: that's that
an ancient computer programming language
491 · Flashback to Himself's Childhood
Institut für Neutronenphysik und Reaktortechnik, Kernforschungszentrum
German: Institute for Neutron Physics and Reactor Engineering, Nuclear Research Center (a real organization)
a city in Germany about 90 miles south of Frankfurt (Main)
probably United Republic of Germany
one of the largest publishers in Germany
the German name for Vienna, capital of Austria
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André Bazin (1918-1958) was a French film theorist and director.
Ancient Greek for "I've found it," made famous by Archimedes
He means "metastatize."
to chatter unintelligibly
the state of happening simultaneously
downward slope or hill
the longest arm of a right triangle
right dihedral triangle
A right triangle is one whose largest angle is 90º. Dihedral means "having two sides."
like a rodent
the kind of V-shaped rock formations in caves that come down from the top
Powell's Peeping Tom
Michael Latham Powell (1905-1990) was a British filmmaker, and Peeping Tom was one of his films.
i.e., hexagonal, having six sides
Guillaume François Antoine, Marquis de l'Hôpital (1661-1704), was a French mathematician.
Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) was a Swiss mathematician.
a reference to a brachistochrone curve
503 · NA Meeting
Anechoic means "characterized by a low level of reverberation"; a vestry is where the priests' vestments (clothing for mass) are kept between ceremonies.
weariness of body
suspension of sensation, with bodily rigidity
inability to feel pleasure
a colonnade surrounding an open space, or the space so encircled
a type of navigational device used before the invention of the sextant
sharp metal points on which to stick candles
Knights of Columbus
a Catholic fraternal order
the chief national train station in New York, at 34th Street and Eighth Avenue
act of disrespect
a hooded pullover jacket
a neologism, meaning "denoting good-heartedness"
a brand of sneaker
507 · More Steeply and Marathe
C'est la guerre
French: That's war
the constellation of the flying horse
a wandering minstrel
a stock mime character, often the butt of jokes
Castor and Pollux
stars in the constellation Gemini, named for twin sons of Zeus and Leda in Greek mythology