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G. Ford - early G. Bush
roughly 1974 to 1989
Strategic Air Command
a subatomic particle with no charge
referring to a certain index of refraction, i.e., a measure of how much the speed of light is slowed down under certain conditions
made more beautiful with lithium
cold annular fusion
Cold fusion is a low-energy nuclear reaction. That it is annual means it is ring-shaped.
This is the French pluralization of "tableau," a striking scene.
This is map-making based on an equal distribution of land, created by John Paul Goode (1862-1932), an American geographer. Goode did this to replace the Eurocentric Mercator projection.
expressing a wish or choice
United States Tennis Assocation
French for "rear guard," it's the opposite of avant-garde.
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possibly named for Dwight Macdonald (1906-1982), American writer, editor, and social critic
Reflective vs. Reflexive Systems
These are two systems of cognition, the former is associative, rapid in processing, and subconcious, while the latter is rule-based and thus slower.
Personnes à Qui On Doit Surveiller Attentivement
French: People Whom We Must Watch Closely
Throppinghamshire Provincial College, New Brunswick, Canada
There is no such college, though New Brunswick is a province of Canada.
dealing with complex subject matter
in a caustic manner
efficacy; force; value
Perhaps "formerly Canadian"
Atomic Energy Commission
The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network, development by the U.S. Dept. of Defense, was a forerunner of the Internet.
a county of Québec at the northern end of the Appalachian Mountains
overgrowth of flowers or plants
In German, a Festschrift is a celebratory monograph dedicated to a person.
against things coming together
distribution of light and shade in a photo or painting
the formation of rings
grown exceeding large
follows a zigzag course
the stadium in which the Denver Broncos play
100 meters over the 40
I.e., the 40-yard line on the football field. One hundred meters is slightly longer than the length of the field.
not garish, i.e., not excessively ornate
a harp-like instrument, hand-held, associated with angels
being dropped into water, presumably because the football team in Seattle is the Seahawks
the former football team of Houston, now the Tennessee Titans
The Browns are the football team of Cleveland.
a substance naturally producing a psychedelic effect
Isoxazole is explained here; an alkaloid is a naturally occurring, nitrogen-containing, plant-produced compound.
Wikipedia redirects here or "methoxylation."
possibly a made-up substance
rock and bob Hasidically
A Hasid or Chasid is an Orthodox Jew who wears sidelogs, dark clothes, etc. The bobbing is a nod to what Hasidim do when praying or studying religious texts.
To titrate is "to ascertain the quantity of a given constituent by adding a liquid reagent of known strength and measuring the volume necessary to convert the constituent to another form" (Random House Unabridged Dictionary).
As used here, a doper expression meaning to try a bit of the drug to ascertain its effects before taking the whole thing (eg one hit of pot, half a tab of acid/LSD).
a type of painkiller
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a drug that negative effects the take psychologically
Latin: in the middle of
neither perpendicular nor parallel
to become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air
68* · Kate Gompert in the Psych Ward
Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) was a French painter.
Yevtuschenko's Field Guide to Clinical States
This book does not exist. The famous famous person with the name Yevtuschenko (sic) is Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko (born 1933), Russian poet most famous for his composition Babi Yar, about the mass murder of 35,000 Jews by the Nazis at this location in Ukraine during World War II.
reduced carbon dioxide in the blood as a result of hyperventilation
a disposable nail file
a section of the town of Wellesley, Mass., 15 miles west-southwest of Boston
a real hospital
A brand name of tranylcypromine, a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO) antidepressant that is among the oldest class of antidepressants and that have a load of serious side effects. Usually used as a last resort.
during the day
with and without
carbon monoxide, often used from engine exhaust for suicide
poisonous blood level
brand name of chlordiazepoxide, the oldest benzodiazepine and used for cocaine and alcohol withdrawal
perhaps Fred Dretske (born 1932), a philosopher of the mind
a misspelling of Midol]
hesitancy caused by fear
emotions expressed on the face
a brand name of lithium
another name for a pleximeter
loud and resounding
involving both the hands and feet
pertaining to tetanus, a kind of lockjaw caused by contamination of a wound, usually
muscles around the mouth
having to do with thigmotaxis, i.e., the movement or an organism as a response to a mechanical stimulus
sloping downward from opposite directions, so as to meet at a single point, like this: \ /
short for sin semilla, Spanish for "without seeds," it's a type of marijuana
fake etymology for "doobie," a term for a marijuana cigarette
smelling like urine, because of a condition whereby waste products normally excreted in the urine are retained in the blood
also used as a detergent and a barrier against insects
local transit in the Boston metro area
"That old cartridge, Nicholas and the big Indian..."
78 · Medical Attaché Update #3
It's been six hours and eighteen minutes since the medical attaché put the cartridge in his player.
a gaping grimace
79 · Schtitt & Mario
military shoulder decorations on clothing
a philosopher instead of a king
Although Plato stresses, in Republic, that kings should be philosophers (and vice-versa), this is obviously rarely the case.
Federal Republic of Germany, which is the technical name for Germany today, but referred to West Germany in the days of divided Germany (1945-1989)
having a slender, frail build
having to do with teaching
following a meal
another name for Plains correopsis
the arrangement of five units in the pattern corresponding to the five-spot on dice (see right)
briers' yeasty musk
the yeasty smell arising from the brier patches
describing abnormally slow movement
referring to a plosive or linguistic stop, i.e., a sound in a language characterized by the stopping of the breath: examples include not only the phonemes /p/ and /b/, but /t/, /d/, etc.
Euclid of Alexandria was a 4th century BC Greek mathematician and "father of geometry."
Plural for the Latin tympanum, i.e., "drum," here it is a drum-shaped architectural design.
TE OCCIDERE POSSUNT SED TE EDERE NON POSSUNT NEFAS EST
The euphemistic translation aside, this literaly means (in Latin): They can kill you but they cannot eat you; it's a crime.
rambling in speech
A wonk is "a person who studies a subject or issue in an excessively assiduous and thorough manner" (Random House Unabridged Dictionary).
Referring to Benoît B. Mandelbrot (born 1924), French-American-Jewish mathematician.
coming after Kurt Gödel (1906-1978), Austrian-American mathematician and philosopher
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either [Henry ("Harry") Christian Hopman Harry] or Nell Hopman]
van der Meer
probably Simon van der Meer (born 1925), Dutch Nobel laureate in physics
A fractal is "a geometrical or physical structure having an irregular or fragmented shape at all scales of measurement between a greatest and smallest scale such that certain mathematical or physical properties of the structure, as the perimeter of a curve or the flow rate in a porous medium, behave as if the dimensions of the structure (fractal dimensions) are greater than the spatial dimensions" (Random House Unabridged Dictionary).
of or pertaining to accidental causes
Lieber Gott nein
German: Dear God, no
the equivalent of a U.S. college-prepatory high school
that part of the will that desires physical things
an ancient Greek school of wrestling
like "imperialist," but rather than incorporating outside things into itself, an experialist entity exports things outside itself that are not wanted; in the case of O.N.A.N., toxic waste
literally German for "eccentricity"
German: a public square
whirling on the toes
85 · Tiny Ewell in Detox
Used here as a verb, the acronym refers to delirium tremens.
another name for a tam
87 · Medical Attaché Update #4
Seventh Day Adventist
a Protestant denomination marked (in its name) by the fact that they observe their sabbath on Saturday, i.e., the "seventh day"
87* · Marathe & Steeply
a type of construction equipment
a part of Québec named for Joseph Papineau (1752-1841), Canadian political figure
a minor mountain range north of Tuscon
German for Walpurgis Night, named for St. Walpurga, 8th century Anglo-Saxon saint
Correctly spelled with the umlaut, this word means "hashish."
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another mountain range near Tuscon, these to the east of the city
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the last name of several prominent Québecois, including (historically) Moïse Fortier (1815-1877), a member of the House of Commons
French for "trembling mountain," a mountain 1.5 hours north of Montreal
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c'était la guerre
French: That was the war
apparently a derogatory word for Arabs and/or Muslims
Interstate 10, which runs from the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica, Calif., east to Interstate 95 in Jacksonville, Fla.
related on one's father's side
probably a misspelling of "pendentive," which means "any of several spandrels, in the form of spherical triangles, forming a transition between the circular plan of a dome and the polygonal plan of the supporting masonry" (Random House Unabridged Dictionary)
From Russian: self-published. Originally meant to denote clandestine publishing in the Soviet Union, it now refers to any clandestine publication.
Consult Genesis 38:8-10.
French: Girl Friday
the low cut of a dress