gel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v gel apply a styling gel to "she mousses her hair"
    • v gel become a gel "The solid, when heated, gelled"
    • n gel a thin translucent membrane used over stage lights for color effects
    • n gel a colloid in a more solid form than a sol
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: 'Vaimonkanto' or 'Wife Carrying' is a sports event. The 'Carry an Old Gel' championship games are held anually in Sonkajarvi, Finland.
    • n gel A gelatinous or albuminous protoplasmic substance, especially the protoplasm of nerve-cells.
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Quotations

  • Kin Hubbard
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    “The world gels better every day -- then worse again in the evening.”

Usage

In literature:

Not in months had the reality of his "gel" come so close to his imagination.
"The Branding Iron" by Katharine Newlin Burt
Wun Sing's chalm no wolkee if lill gels meddle!
"Dorothy on a Ranch" by Evelyn Raymond
I saw how the Gels started it up.
"It Could Be Anything" by John Keith Laumer
I am the happiest gel in all the world.
"Good Luck" by L. T. Meade
Now, this gel of Casey's 'pears like what her dad 'ud call a good prospect, but you can't tell.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
She was a gel of eight or more.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
You're not going to play any tricks with me, my gel.
"Coquette" by Frank Swinnerton
They only did that to get this gel out for nothing.
"Captain Macedoine's Daughter" by William McFee
And when the house was lit up all the gels in the town gets into their glad rags an' goes off in boats to have some fun.
"Command" by William McFee
But what about the little gel in the grotto?
"A Traitor's Wooing" by Headon Hill
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In poetry:

Take your hats off to Sal as a film star
She’s a trier, some trooper, some gel
When she goes back to work in the laundry again
Take your shirts and your pants off as well.
"The Sobstuff Sister" by Billy Bennett
E tu intanto, oscena arpia,
Mi pagherai col rabescar di rughe
Il mio sembiante; col pelarmi il cranio;
Collo sfiaccarmi i muscoli e filtrarmi
Nelle vene e nell'ossa,--a poco a poco,--
Il gel dell'agonia!...
"Alba" by Ferdinando Fontana
Says Polly Crump: "You cough all day;
It just don't do in our profession;
A girl's got to be pert and gay
To give a guy a good impression;
For if ye cough he's shy of you. . . ."
Says I: "An' wots a gel to do?"
"The Front Tooth" by Robert W Service
Says Polly Crump: "A gummy grin
Don't help to make one's business active;
We gels wot gains our bread by sin
Have got to make ourselves attractive.
I hope yer dentist was no rook?"
Says I: "A quid is what he took."
"The Front Tooth" by Robert W Service
I'm goin' back to Blighty, which I left to strafe the 'Un;
I've fought in bloody battles, and I've 'ad a 'eap of fun;
But now me flipper's busted, and I think me dooty's done,
And I'll kiss me gel in Blighty in the mawnin'.
"Going Home" by Robert W Service
Oh, there be furrin' lands to see, and some of 'em be fine;
And there be furrin' gels to kiss, and scented furrin' wine;
But there's no land like England, and no other gel like mine:
Thank Gawd for dear old Blighty in the mawnin'.
"Going Home" by Robert W Service

In news:

New Metrics Improve Potential in 2-D Gels.
When the long-envisioned Snoqualmie Community Center began to gel two years ago in the form of a new Y on Snoqualmie Ridge, there were some questions to answer.
Mederma, a maker of scar therapy products, has introduced its new Mederma advanced scar gel, which is designed to reduce the overall appearance of scars caused by injury, acne, surgery or burns with one daily application.
Paint surfaces with white gel to be able to open portals on any surface.
This shows that new studies testing the gel 's effectiveness without a placebo group should immediately be launched, said Salim Abdool Karim.
The only other study testing the gel now compares it to placebo and will take a couple more years to complete.
If they had a gel -fuel fireplace, they'd be toasty warm.
That limits the deployability of such gels .
Patients 'drinking alcohol hand gel '.
A number of hospitals in the north of England have removed hand gel from public areas because some patients and visitors are drinking it for its alcoholic content.
Gels can also be injected, but until now those gels would not have carried any inherent structure.
NM students put urine in hair gel .
(AP) A former New Mexico high school basketball player has filed a lawsuit against two former teammates for allegedly putting urine in his hair gel .
Rio Rancho students put urine in hair gel .
Posts Tagged ' cracks in gel coat.
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In science:

The short-range order which remains when the isotropic to smectic-A transition is perturbed by a gel of silica nanoparticles (aerosils) has been studied using high-resolution synchrotron x-ray diffraction.
First order isotropic - smectic-A transition in liquid crystal-aerosil gels
The gels have been created in situ in decylcyanobiphenyl (10CB), which has a strongly first-order isotropic to smectic-A transition.
First order isotropic - smectic-A transition in liquid crystal-aerosil gels
In previous studies of the continuous nematic to smectic-A transition in a variety of thermotropic liquid crystals the aerosil gel appeared to pin, at random, the phase of the smectic density modulation.
First order isotropic - smectic-A transition in liquid crystal-aerosil gels
For the isotropic to smectic-A transition the same gel perturbation yields different results.
First order isotropic - smectic-A transition in liquid crystal-aerosil gels
In order to probe weaker disorder the rigid aerogel has been replaced by a hydrogen-bonded gel of aerosil particles.
First order isotropic - smectic-A transition in liquid crystal-aerosil gels
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