• WordNet 3.6
    • n IR a board of the British government that administers and collects major direct taxes
    • n Ir a heavy brittle metallic element of the platinum group; used in alloys; occurs in natural alloys with platinum or osmium
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The IRS employees tax manual has instructions for collecting taxes after a nuclear war
    • n ir Assimilated form (in Latin, etc.) of in- before r. In the following words, in the etymology, the prefix ir- is usually referred directly to the original in- or in.
    • n ir Assimilated form (in Latin, etc.) of in- before r. In the following words, in the etymology, the prefix ir- is usually referred directly to the original in-.
    • n ir An abbreviation of Irish.
    • n ir In chem., the symbol for iridium.
    • ir An abbreviation of Ireland.
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In literature:

And he who was not accustomed to forbid, said he was willing, if she wished ir so.
"Four Arthurian Romances" by Chretien DeTroyes
In short time the whole mountain next Sang'ir appeared like a body of liquid fire, extending itself in every direction.
"The San Francisco Calamity" by Various
Lol hd lib sis dsi di nid dud grdsn lol, abr, andr hundl, di nid gnn ir.
"Lola" by Henny Kindermann
Eu da Old Ir du, our to, Germ zu; Min du, during, at that time; Dak tu to, till etc.
"The Dakotan Languages, and Their Relations to Other Languages" by Andrew Woods Williamson
E and IR and nine-space something or other.
"The Very Secret Agent" by Mari Wolf
Ali Jaza'irli' or Tarabulsi, 1218 (1803).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
He takes an e-lix-ir (he licks her).
"The Handbook of Conundrums" by Edith B. Ordway
Similarly in loan-words, Ir.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
But now the gun glowed on the IR interrogation screen.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
And hostile IR interrogation.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover

In poetry:

Ir. Could my perfections, valu'd at the highest rate,
But countervaile a dramme of your great worth,
Then should I think my selfe borne under starres
Most happy and auspicious.
"Rhodon And Iris. Act I" by Ralph Knevet

In news:

The Baltimore Ravens have made a roster move today, placing DT Brandon McKinney on IR (back) and signing DC Marcus Paschal from the practice squad.
IRS Requires Additional Employer Scrutiny of Per-Diem Expenses.
New IRS rules require employers to track the amount of business expenses reimbursed to employees on a per-diem basis or face additional taxes.
The Lone Star State is scooping up more than just our congressional seats -- some $846 million in personal income shifted from New York to Texas in an eight-year period during the last decade, according to an analysis of IRS tax returns.
Since it is tax day I chose a chart from the IRS for my comments today.
This company's Pigments division recently introduced its ALTIRIS® infrared (IR) reflecting pigment , which reportedly gives coatings and polymer products in any color the power to reflect solar energy.
49ers place Hunter on IR.
IRS urges tax return preparers to take test By Chris Bishop Staff Writer
Tired of worrying about tax deductions, 1040 forms, and the IRS.
The wireless audio transmitter goes 90 feet and includes IR pass-through for remote control. has this IR repeater kit from Cables To Go for a low price.
One said it feels like a reprisal audit by the IRS.
This initiative is meant to collect data that will allow the IRS to understand the compliance characteristics of employment tax filers.
Don't let the IRS siphon your savings.
IRS chief apologizes for employees' rudeness .

In science:

Since r 6 d 6 l, this occurrence of τ contains a entries that are situated to the right of ir and are strictly less than ir .
Avoiding maximal parabolic subgroups of S_k
Proof. (1) By the first equality in (3.6), ν (Ir − Tr T ∗ r ) = ν (Mr ), π(Ir − Tr T ∗ r ) = π(Mr ) − 1.
A note on interpolation in the generalized Schur class
IR observations, in particular, revealed the existence of galaxies with IR luminosities and L/M ratios appearently too high to be sustained over their lifetimes (Harwit and Pacini 1975).
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
In the sequel we will consider only null surfaces which are diffeomorphic to the product ∆ ≃ IR × S 2 such that for each t ∈ IR there exists a diffeomorphism ψt : S 2 → ∆t , where ∆t is a two dimensional spacelike surface.
The First Law of Isolated Horizons via Noether Theorem
To this end, note that λ(·, Ir ) : C( ¯Ir ) → R is continuous (the topology in C( ¯Ir ) being given by the supremum norm).
Quenched large deviations for diffusions in a random Gaussian shear flow drift