sac

Definitions

  • Embryo-sac
    Embryo-sac
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sac a structure resembling a bag in an animal
    • n Sac a member of the Algonquian people formerly living in Wisconsin in the Fox River valley and on the shores of Green Bay
    • n sac a case or sheath especially a pollen sac or moss capsule
    • n sac an enclosed space "the trapped miners found a pocket of air"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sac (Biol) A cavity, bag, or receptacle, usually containing fluid, and either closed, or opening into another cavity to the exterior; a sack.
    • Sac See 2d Sack.
    • n Sac (Ethnol) See Sacs.
    • n Sac (O.Eng. Law) The privilege formerly enjoyed by the lord of a manor, of holding courts, trying causes, and imposing fines.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sac In law, the privilege enjoyed by the lord of a manor of holding courts, trying causes, and imposing fines. Also saccage.
    • n sac In bot., anat., and zoology, a sack, cyst, bag, bursa, pouch, purse, or receptacle of some kind specified by a qualifying word; a saccule; a saccus.
    • n sac Synonyms Sac, Saccule, Saccus, Sacculus. The first two are English, the last two Latin and only technically used, chiefly in special phrases. There is no such difference in meaning as the form of the words would imply, some of the largest sacs being called saccules or sacculi, some of the smallest sacs or sacci.
    • n sac A member of a tribe of Algonkin Indians, allied to the Foxes, who lived near the upper Mississippi previous to the Black Hawk war of 1832. The greater part are now on reservations.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sac sak (bot., zool.) a sack or bag for a liquid
    • n Sac sak (law) the privilege of a lord of manor of holding courts.
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Quotations

  • John A. Lincoln
    John A. Lincoln
    “A cul-de-sac to which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.”
  • Barnett Cock
    Barnett Cock
    “A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. saccus, a sack. See Sack a bag
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sacu, strife.

Usage

In literature:

The sac usually penetrates into the soil and bears rhizoids on its outer surface.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
These apertures lead into five sacs, which collectively constitute what has been described as the pericardium.
"Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3" by Various
A few had consumed a large part of the sac.
"The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
The Serpent is converted into a sac, holding up the rain-waters.
"The Evolution of the Dragon" by G. Elliot Smith
In this same pustule, later in the season, certain sacs are formed.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
The yolk-sac is shown here simply as an irregular piece of tissue, the yolk having been removed.
"Development of the Digestive Canal of the American Alligator" by Albert M. Reese
It was played with bat and ball, and the contestants were the Chippewas and Sacs.
"Old Mackinaw" by W. P. Strickland
The total number of Indians, Major Woods reported, consisted of five or six hundred Sacs and Foxes, Pottawattomies, and Winnebagoes.
"Old Fort Snelling" by Marcus L. Hansen
I was at Boston when the two deputations of the Sioux and Sacs and Foxes tribes arrived.
"Diary in America, Series Two" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
This sac is developed only in the male and in the female is rudimentary.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
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In poetry:

Nor anis nor twyis the horn-helmit chiel
Saved him frae deidly dad;
An' Archie said, "Gien this be the deil
He's no sac black as he's ca'd."
"The Twa Gordons" by George MacDonald

In news:

SACS 'concerned' over Clayton schools governance.
SACS team wrapping up DCSS evaluation.
SACS Report on Accreditation Violations 7122012.
Sacs in the City 2012.
LORMAN — The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges announced that Alcorn State University received reaffirmation of accreditation demonstrating compliance with SACS core requirements.
TSU and Fisk hear from SACS .
Sue Hughes Director, SAC 's on Third.
SACS sends warning letter to Clayton schools.
The eight-member SACS team is investigating numerous complaints about board mismanagement and budget problems.
Unbeaten Mt SAC takes on Saddleback.
Mt SAC edges Saddleback, will play for title.
Mt SAC edges Saddleback , will play for title.
The box commemorates the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III title won by the 2010 Del Oro football team.
Electronics Weekly columnist Bob Marchetti explains the importance of SAC to help improve energy efficiency and output.
Montwood trailed El Dorado until 1:06 of the fourth quarter Thursday night at the SAC when they scored 21 unanswered points to win from behind 35-34 squashing the Aztecs hopes of their first win over the Rams in school history.
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In science:

B := ˚sAC˚ǫCB , and ˚ǫAB is the alternating tensor on (S 2 , ˚s).
On free general relativistic initial data on the light cone
There are already tools to compile from SAC [21, 20], a high level array programming language, and an SVP based runtime for S-Net [22, 8], a coordination language for streaming networks, has been developed.
Extending and Implementing the Self-adaptive Virtual Processor for Distributed Memory Architectures
These are well known in the higher level representations of SAC and S-Net, and could be automatically generated when compiling down to DSVP.
Extending and Implementing the Self-adaptive Virtual Processor for Distributed Memory Architectures
Compiling the Functional Data-Parallel Language SAC for Microgrids of Self-Adaptive Virtual Processors.
Extending and Implementing the Self-adaptive Virtual Processor for Distributed Memory Architectures
SAC: Comet/Geos3 and Hipparcos are recommended, no choice is made within SAC, but there are conditions on both.
Astrometry during the past 2000 years
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