Moly

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Moly A fabulous herb of occult power, having a black root and white blossoms, said by Homer to have been given by Hermes to Ulysses to counteract the spells of Circe.
    • Moly (Bot) A kind of garlic (Allium Moly) with large yellow flowers; -- called also golden garlic.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • moly Like a mole or its habits.
    • n moly A fabulous herb of magic power, represented as having a black root and the flower milk-white, said by Homer to have been given by Hermes to Odysseus (Ulysses) to counteract the spells of Circe.
    • n moly Wild garlic, Allium Moly. The moly of Dioscorides is said to have been Allium subhirsutum; the dwarf moly is
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Moly mō′li (Milt.) a magic herb given by Hermes to Odysseus as a counter-charm against the spells of Circe.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr.

Usage

In literature:

Then he called 'Moly!
"The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame
There went with him his brother Moli, one Meisake, and one Alualu, half-caste German, to interpret.
"A Footnote to History Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Safe thou art if thou but bear The least leaf of moly rare.
"The Home Book of Verse, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by Various
The moly of the ancients is not all a fable.
"Zanoni" by Edward Bulwer Lytton
Kol-kol-dong si gi-nol-bat nga ag-moli-moli-yat Mo-li-yat ta mo-li-yat ag-mo-li mo-li-yat.
"The Tinguian" by Fay-Cooper Cole
Doubtless the dispute is still being carried on between these chieftains from their beds of asphodel and moly in Elysium.
"The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce" by Ambrose Bierce
The mandrake, like the moly, the magical herb of the Odyssey, is 'hard for men to dig.
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
Safe thou art if thou but bear The least leaf of moly rare.
"Modern Prose And Poetry; For Secondary Schools" by Various
Allium Moly, 6. neapolitanum, 6.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
During the Norman period the castle was rebuilt by Brian de Molis.
"Exeter" by Sidney Heath
Its name is Moly among the gods, and no wicked sorcery can hurt the man who treasures it carefully.
"Odysseus, the Hero of Ithaca" by Homer
This resolution is here typified by the herb moly, the symbol of wisdom.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
Even the moli has to carry a load of water, as I can hardly ask the boys to take any more.
"Two Years with the Natives in the Western Pacific" by Felix Speiser
If this be so, then what was the 'moly' given to Odysseus by Hermes wherewith to counteract the charms of Circe?
"Storyology" by Benjamin Taylor
There went with him his brother Moli, one Meisake, and one Alualu, half-caste German, to interpret.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The mandrake, like the moly, the magical herb of the Odyssey, is 'hard for men to dig.
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
So he walked out from the trees into the field to look for some moly to take with them, and resist Circe.
"Bevis" by Richard Jefferies
TANTAE MOLIS ERAT ROMANAM CONDERE GENTEM (L.), a task of such difficulty was it to found the Roman race.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)" by Various
They strained their ears, and thought they caught the word "Moly" repeated three times.
"The Stolen Statesman" by William Le Queux
In the last case the union is called Paisa moli or marriage by purchase.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
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In news:

Take the last holy-moly heehaw that ricocheted around the country last weekend.
Molière's 1673 comedy, "Imaginary Invalid," skewers quack doctors, exorbitant medical bills and gullible patients in ways that are relevant to today's health care issues.
Saturday's Festival was Colorful – Holi Moly .
Empire offers a proprietary hard-chrome process, PTFE-infused hard chrome, moly-difulside-infused hard chrome, tin and other processes.
Sione Moli 24 pass from Cooper Bateman (Bacerra kick failed).
Holy moly: Godparents' gift-giving should end.
Molière's 1673 comedy, "Imaginary Invalid ," skewers quack doctors, exorbitant medical bills and gullible patients in ways that are relevant to today's health care issues.
Holy moly, where do we start.
He added that certain chrome-moly applications require preheats of about 400 degrees F and a postweld holding temperature of about 600 degrees F prior to stress relieving .
Post-mining economy threatened by proposed moly mine.
Woodleigh Pictures, Bankside Filma, Limelight CTL, Hook Pictures of a Mischief Films and Moli-Mischief production.
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In science:

The sampling of such calorimeters is determined by the required lateral size of electromagnetic shower, expressed by a Moli`ere radius RM , and the light yield provided by scintillator plates.
Performance of a fine-sampling electromagnetic calorimeter prototype in the energy range from 1 to 19 GeV
The compact electromagnetic calorimeter design being considered for sPHENIX has a Moli `ere radius of ∼ 15 mm, and with a calorimeter at a radius of about 100 cm, this leads to an optimal segmentation of ∆η × ∆φ = 0.024 × 0.024 in the electromagnetic section.
sPHENIX: An Upgrade Concept from the PHENIX Collaboration
These requirements lead to a calorimeter design that is compact (i.e. has a small Moli `ere radius and short radiation length), has a high degree of segmentation (0.024 × 0.024 in η and φ), and can be built at a reasonable cost.
sPHENIX: An Upgrade Concept from the PHENIX Collaboration
Finally, ‘Moli`ere’ is the full theory of the angular distribution.
Techniques of Proton Radiotherapy: Transport Theory
Most problems in proton radiotherapy are treated adequately in the Gaussian approximation, with a width parameter given by one or another version of Moli`ere theory.
Techniques of Proton Radiotherapy: Transport Theory
In the rare case where that is inadequate, the problem is usually not the ‘single scattering tail’ of the Moli`ere distribution evident in Figure 10, but the halo of charged secondaries from non-elastic nuclear reactions that soon appears around any proton beam traversing matter .
Techniques of Proton Radiotherapy: Transport Theory
The same paper gives a way (not generally used nowadays) of incorporating Moli`ere theory into the scattering power.
Techniques of Proton Radiotherapy: Transport Theory
Moli`ere, ‘Theorie der Streuung schneller geladener Teilchen I Einzelstreuung am abgeschirmten Coulomb-Feld,’ Z.
Techniques of Proton Radiotherapy: Transport Theory
Moli`ere, ‘Theorie der Streuung schneller geladenen Teilchen II Mehrfach- und Vielfachstreuung,’ Z.
Techniques of Proton Radiotherapy: Transport Theory
Bethe, ‘Moli`ere’s theory of multiple scattering,’ Phys.
Techniques of Proton Radiotherapy: Transport Theory
For the latter, the Moli`ere form factor is used.
HadAtom99
Despite its incompleteness (e.g., see the discussion in the GEANT4 physics-reference manual, section on ‘Multiple Scattering’, starting on page 71), the multiple-scattering model of Moli`ere is used here.
Collimator effects in proton planning
To minimize the lateral shower size of electromagnetic clusters the Moli`ere radius of the ECAL must be minimized.
SiD Letter of Intent
Because of its small radiation length (X0 ) and Moli`ere radius, as well as its mechanical suitability, we have chosen tungsten as absorber/radiator.
SiD Letter of Intent
Effective Moli`ere radius (Ref f ) Table 2.4: Nominal parameters of the silicon-tungsten ECAL for SiD.
SiD Letter of Intent
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