Phenix

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Phenix (Gr. Myth) A bird fabled to exist single, to be consumed by fire by its own act, and to rise again from its ashes. Hence, an emblem of immortality.
    • Phenix A marvelous person or thing.
    • Phenix (Astron) A southern constellation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n phenix In anc. Oriental myth., a wonderful bird of great beauty, which, after living 500 or 600 years in the Arabian wilderness, the only one of its kind, built for itself a funeral pile of spices and aromatic gums, lighted the pile with the fanning of its wings, and was burned upon it, but from its ashes revived in the freshness of youth. Hence the phenix often serves as an emblem of immortality. Allusions to this myth are found in the hieroglyphic writings, and the fable survives in popular forms in Arabia, Persia, and India. By heralds the phenix is always represented in the midst of flames.
    • n phenix A person of unique excellence; one of singular distinction or peerless beauty; a paragon.
    • n phenix In entomology, the geometrid moth Cidaria ribesiaria, whose larva feeds on the currant and gooseberry: a collectors' name in England. The small phenix is
    • n phenix See phenix.
    • n phenix A genus of palms, constituting the tribe Phœniceæ, characterized by the three distinct carpels (only one of which matures), containing a single erect cylindrical seed with a deep longitudinal groove, and having the embryo near the base or on the back. The 12 species are the cultivated and the wild date-palms, all natives of the Old World, within or near the tropics of Asia and Africa. The habit of different species varies greatly, the trunks being either short or tall, robust or slender, erect or declined. The trunk is destitute of spines, but is commonly covered with the persistent leaf-bases. The palms grow in close clusters, forming groves. The pinnate leaves are large and terminal, forming a spreading canopy, each consisting of very numerous narrow, rigid, and compressed leaflets, the lower ones shorter and transformed into spines. The abundant yellow and rather small flowers have three sepals and three petals. The staminate trees bear oblong or ovoid flowers on numerous erect and much-branched spadices between the upper leaves. The pistillate trees bear spherical flowers on similar but often nodding spadices, followed by numerous cylindrical orange, brown, or black berries, those of P. dactylifera being the dates of commerce. (For this fruit, see date-palm and date; and for the sugar made from it, see jaggery and goor.) This species is the chief palm of history and of ceremony, having been used as the emblem of triumph from the Egyptian worship of Isis onward. It is the palm of ancient Palestine, and has been for centuries cultivated for miles along the Italian and French Riviera, to supply palm-branches for festivals. White palm-branches are procured by binding the top of the unfolding leaf-bud, thereby blanching the inner leaves. It does not fruit in Italy nor under glass, and requires for successful growth an average annual temperature of 80° F. In Africa native huts are made from its leaves, its wood is used for building, its fiber for cloth and ropes, its leafstalks for brooms, crates, etc., its young leaves are eaten, and an intoxicating drink is made from its sap. It reaches a height, of 80 and rarely 120 feet, and bears fruit, though in diminishing abundance, for as long as 200 years. The necessity of artificially fertilizing it first drew attention to the existence of sex in plants. P. sylvestris, the wild date-palm of India and Africa, is smaller, reaches a height of 40 feet, bears yellow or reddish berries, and is an important source of sugar and toddy, both prepared from its sap, which it is said can be made to flow from the upper part of its trunk for twenty years. P. pusilla, a dwarf from southern China, and P. reclinata, a decumbent palm from the Cape of Good Hope, also bear sweet edible berries, and are valued, as is P. paludosa, a stout Indian tree, for decorative uses.
    • n phenix A silver coin of modern Greece, struck in 1828 by President Capo d' Istria. Its value is rather less than that of a lira.
    • n phenix A southern constellation formed by Theo-dori below Cetus (though the Sculptor now intervenes). It is bounded by Eridanus on the west, by Toucan on the south, and by Eridanus on the east. Its brightest star is of magnitude 2½.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Phenix =Phœnix.
    • n Phenix a fabulous bird said to have existed for 500 years all alone in the wilderness, and, after burning itself on a funeral pile, to have risen from its own ashes—hence, the emblem of immortality: a paragon.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. phoenix, Gr. foi^nix
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. phoinix.

Usage

In literature:

Then they'll drive back south an' go on to Phenix.
"The Man of the Forest" by Zane Grey
John Phenix declared you destitute of honesty.
"Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field" by Thomas W. Knox
Phenix's Lessons in Chemistry.
"The Western United States" by Harold Wellman Fairbanks
Phenix's Lessons in Chemistry.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
Old Dschang mounted a dragon, while his wife and sister rode on phenixes and their attendants on cranes.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
It is so refreshing to find a Phenix in a mare's nest.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 4, July, 1851" by Various
The Phenix was the ancient aristocratic hotel of the place.
"The Boys of '61" by Charles Carleton Coffin
A. Fowler, Phenix ARKANSAS, John A.
"Proceedings of the Second National Conservation Congress" by Various
The house and family of phenixes.
"The Complete Works of Richard Crashaw, Volume I (of 2)" by Richard Crashaw
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In poetry:

All terror, all sickness, all doubt, all distrust,
Fly away from thy friends in this rapturous hour,
And thee they esteem, to thy services just,
A Phenix inshrin'd in Felicity's bower.
"The Baya: Or The Indian Bird" by William Hayley

In news:

Chick-fil-A in Phenix City to host fall festival.
Alabama Farm-City Committee Chairman Jeff Helms, left, presents the Charles Eastin Outstanding Service Award to 2012 recipient Caroline Batcheldor of Phenix City during a breakfast hosted by the Russell County Farm-City Committee.
No garbage pickup today in Columbus, Phenix City.
Robert Sparks was arrested in Phenix City after authorities say they got a tip.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse visits Phenix .
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse took some time Wednesday night to host a free dinner at the Phenix Sportsmen's Club, where he talked to residents about his efforts to bring jobs back to the Ocean State and other topics.
A developer is planning a major riverfront project that will include upscale apartments, hotels and restaurants in Phenix City.
The Lawrence Phenix -Fyler softball team capped its summer season with a fourth-place finish Sunday at the 18-and-under USSSA Central Region Class B World Series.
The Phenix had hoped to repeat after winning the tournament title in Tulsa, Okla.
Driver's Side: Car thefts fall in U.S. Phenix City has Alabama's worst theft numbers (video).
A musician from Roosevelt Dean's Phenix City, Ala.
This note came in from Rick Edwards, a folk musician from Phenix City, Ala. Where Roosevelt Dean grew up.
No way would Laurie Phenix miss seeing her daughter, Erin, swim in Sydney.
Opelika 37, Central-Phenix City 7: Red Devils outgained 117-1 in first quarter.
Phenix City runoff election is today.
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In science:

The first published PHENIX experimental data showed results for ALL at mid rapidity compatible with negative values.
Intrinsic parton motion soft mechanisms and the longitudinal spin asymmetry A_LL in high energy pp -> pi X
The comparison with PHENIX data is well satisfactory.
Intrinsic parton motion soft mechanisms and the longitudinal spin asymmetry A_LL in high energy pp -> pi X
Figure 5.8: The data points show the measured di-electron spectrum from PHENIX.
Hydrodynamic Description of Dilepton Production
The dotted line shows the hadronic cocktail provided by PHENIX including the charm contribution.
Hydrodynamic Description of Dilepton Production
Figure 5.9: Hadronic dilepton yields before and after the PHENIX acceptance.
Hydrodynamic Description of Dilepton Production
Figure 5.10: PHENIX di-electron results compared to thermal 2π annihilation with a collisionally broadened ρ.
Hydrodynamic Description of Dilepton Production
Next we investigated the mass spectrum measured by PHENIX.
Hydrodynamic Description of Dilepton Production
PHENIX acceptance which rejects all di-electron pairs having m⊥ <∼ 0.4 GeV.
Hydrodynamic Description of Dilepton Production
Afanasiev et al. [PHENIX Collaboration], arXiv:0706.3034 [nucl-ex].
Hydrodynamic Description of Dilepton Production
First indications for this trend are visible in the PHENIX data .
Charmonium from Statistical Hadronization of Heavy Quarks -- a Probe for Deconfinement in the Quark-Gluon Plasma
This is about a factor of 2 smaller than the charm cross sections derived by the PHENIX collaboration from single electron measurements although that result is also consistent with the pQCD value of due to the large error bands 7 .
Charmonium from Statistical Hadronization of Heavy Quarks -- a Probe for Deconfinement in the Quark-Gluon Plasma
The data from the PHENIX experiment (symbols with errors) are compared to calculations (dashed and solid red lines, see text).
Charmonium from Statistical Hadronization of Heavy Quarks -- a Probe for Deconfinement in the Quark-Gluon Plasma
It is based on the charm cross section derived by PHENIX in pp collisions modified to take into account possible shadowing effects in Au-Au collisions.
Charmonium from Statistical Hadronization of Heavy Quarks -- a Probe for Deconfinement in the Quark-Gluon Plasma
Harris, The Theory of Branching Processes (Dover Phenix editions), Dover Pubns.
The evolution of random reversal graph
Note that CsI coated GEMs are currently used successfully in the PHENIX hadron blind detector .
First observation of Cherenkov rings with a large area CsI-TGEM-based RICH prototype
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