• Atoll
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n atole eaten as mush or as a thin gruel
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Atole A porridge or gruel of maize meal and water, milk, or the like.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n atole A mush made of Indian corn, also diluted and used as a drink: a favorite food in Spanish-American countries.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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In literature:

About north-west from turbulent and distracted Samoa lie a group of eight low-lying coral atolls, called the Ellice Islands.
"Rodman The Boatsteerer And Other Stories" by Louis Becke
There can't be natives living anywhere on the atoll now, so I don't think we need to keep a night watch as long as we stop here.
"Tessa" by Louis Becke
What spectacle can be more beautiful than that of the inhabitants of the calm expanse of water of an atoll encircled by its ring of coral rock!
"The World's Greatest Books - Volume 15 - Science" by Various
For of course she is far out of sight of the atoll by this time.
"With Airship and Submarine" by Harry Collingwood
Of course if he is aware of some deserted atoll, why, there might be something in it.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
The initial shock of mushroom-shape above an atoll.
"The Beginning" by Henry Hasse
Once more he raised the glass to his eye and gazed toward the inlet of the atoll.
"Adrift on the Pacific" by Edward S. Ellis
Islands drift into protoplasm atolls as the city stalks itself.
"The Land of Look Behind" by Paul Cameron Brown
I have seen them in quiet pools near the atolls.
"Coming to Grips with White Knuckles" by Paul Cameron Brown
On its northern aspect this plateau has a raised rim having all the appearances of being once the margin of an atoll.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
Here was certainly an atoll, and we were certainly got among the archipelago.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Only an occasional coral reef or atoll now broke the monotony of a dead and oily sea.
"The Portal of Dreams" by Charles Neville Buck
Looks like a coral atoll.
"The Pirates of Shan" by Harold Leland Goodwin
For the theory of atoll formation see CORAL-REEFS.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
Give Darwin's theory regarding the way a coral atoll may have been formed.
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
They usually rise from profound depths; Keeling Atoll, in the Indian Ocean, is a good example.
"Geology" by James Geikie
That dreadful menacing silence brooded over the place just as it had brooded over the atoll.
"White Fire" by John Oxenham
The two largest islands, Sikayana and Faole, lie exactly at the sharp horns of the lune-shaped atoll.
"Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume II" by Karl Ritter von Scherzer
To do this was to form my theory of the formation of barrier-reefs and atolls.
"Charles Darwin: His Life in an Autobiographical Chapter, and in a Selected Series of His Published Letters" by Charles Darwin
I'll heat something, some atole.
"When the Owl Cries" by Paul Bartlett

In poetry:

I think she knew no distant lands, all sun and glare and smells,
And illy-ollying coolie gangs and chiming temple bells;
No lumber, grain or nitrate ports from Yukon to Peru,
No lone palm-girdled atolls in the false Pacific blue.
"Coasting Brigantine - Unnamed" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Polynesia , Tuamotus, Atolls, Amazing Coral.
Set sail on an exclusive 15-day voyage trhough the fabled Tuamotus and the world-famous atoll of Rangiroa.
Gray reef sharks (Carcharhinus amlyrhynchos) at Kure Atoll in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, Hawaii.
This is Genevieve Johnson speaking to you from Aldabra Atoll in the western Indian Ocean.
On a cold evening last week, some 200people huddled like a swarm of fireflies outside the gates of the Sisters of St Joseph of Orange Mother House in Orange, armed with candles and fortified with atole and pan dulce.
Woodrow Swancutt, a retired major general in the Air Force who was a decorated World War II pilot and later flew the plane that dropped a test atomic bomb on Bikini Atoll, died on March 21 while walking near his at home in San Antonio.
The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) has recovered a small, broken cosmetic jar from the small atoll it believes was Amelia Earhart 's final resting place.
In 1956, the United States exploded the first airborne hydrogen bomb over Bikini Atoll in the Pacific.
Privately Funded Effort to Search Near Pacific Atoll for Signs of Earhart's Plane.
Pauline Fiene calls them micro-atolls.
(CNN) — A team of searchers looking for proof that Amelia Earhart crashed on a remote Pacific atoll 75 years ago were on their way back to Hawaii Tuesday without any concrete evidence to prove the aviation pioneer crashed on Nikumaroro.
Dive the Elements in Belize's Wild Atolls.
Four tsunami waves hit the Midway Atoll after the earthquake in Japan.
1867 – During World War II, the United States takes possession of the then-unoccupied Midway Atoll (More info).
In the frenzy of development, blasting and mining of the inner atoll reefs have been so intense that miners have now moved to the outer atolls.

In science:

Most atoll sources show a banana branch as well as island states but the four GX atoll sources (§§2.4.2, 2.5; Reerink et al. 2004) are (nearly) always in the banana branch (LB and UB, Fig. 2.4b), and the weak LMXBs (nearly) always in the EIS (e.g., Barret et al. 2000, Belloni et al.
A review of rapid X-ray variability in X-ray binaries
Similarities of atoll CD/HID behaviour with that of Z sources are mostly confined to the banana branch.
A review of rapid X-ray variability in X-ray binaries
Similar one-dimensional motion on similar (hrs-day) time scales and, in the persistent sources, covering similar Lx ranges takes place there through similarly slowly drifting tracks (which, however, are shaped differently and also intrinsically wider in atoll sources).
A review of rapid X-ray variability in X-ray binaries
Neutron-star hectohertz QPO The hectohertz (hHz) QPO (Ford & van der Klis 1998) is a peaked noise phenomenon (sometimes coherent enough to be called a QPO, §2.2) with a frequency νhH z in the 100–200 Hz range that is seen in atoll sources in most states (Fig. 2.6b).
A review of rapid X-ray variability in X-ray binaries
Low states When Lb and Lh are at low frequency (νb<∼ 1 Hz; black-hole LS and atoll EIS, cf., Table 2.1), a third BLN component is often present above the frequency of the LF hump/QPO.
A review of rapid X-ray variability in X-ray binaries
Low to intermediate states When atoll sources and black holes move out of these low states (νb>∼ 1 Hz) towards the IMS/VHS or via the island state (IS) to the lower-left end of the banana (LLB), respectively, all components increase in frequency and become weaker and, often, more coherent.
A review of rapid X-ray variability in X-ray binaries
In the atoll sources Lb attains substructure and often needs to be described by two components, a peaked noise/QPO plus a BLN a factor 2–3 below it which is sometimes called Lb2 . Z sources, where νb is always > 1 Hz, are similar to this in the HB and upper NB.
A review of rapid X-ray variability in X-ray binaries
Intermediate to high states When atoll sources move further onto the banana, the frequencies of the Lb subcomponents rise (the QPO to 30-80 Hz and the BLN to 20 Hz) and then, in the LB, decrease again (e.g., di Salvo et al. 2003, Reerink et al. 2004).
A review of rapid X-ray variability in X-ray binaries
There also obviously are close relations with, and between, variability in black-hole IMS/VHS, atoll source IS/(L)LB, and Z source HB/upper NB, but even empirically the exact nature of these relations is not yet fully established (but see Klein-Wolt et al. 2004b for recent progress).
A review of rapid X-ray variability in X-ray binaries
Power spectra in left: atoll sources and right: black holes in their various states (§2.5) in Pν and ν Pν representations.
A review of rapid X-ray variability in X-ray binaries
Atoll source variability component names are indicated (except the lowest-frequency, VLFN, components in UB, LB and LLB; cf., Reerink et al. 2004).
A review of rapid X-ray variability in X-ray binaries
Frequency correlations in neutron stars Fig. 2.9a displays the frequency correlations of four well-studied atoll sources and four weak LMXBs (faint burst sources, §2.4.2).
A review of rapid X-ray variability in X-ray binaries
Frequency correlations. (a) Atoll sources and weak LMXBs, (b) Z sources compared with these ob jects.
A review of rapid X-ray variability in X-ray binaries
Fig. 2.9b compares measurements for the Z sources with the atoll source data.
A review of rapid X-ray variability in X-ray binaries
How precisely these, and the LFN (the Z source variant of Lb ) which varies even among the Z sources themselves, relate to atoll source components is undecided.
A review of rapid X-ray variability in X-ray binaries