• Liquid air production
    Liquid air production
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n liquidator (law) a person (usually appointed by a court of law) who liquidates assets or preserves them for the benefit of affected parties
    • n liquidator a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)
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Experiments with liquid air Experiments with liquid air
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When the female grasshopper lays eggs, she covers her eggs with a pasty liquid that protects the eggs throughout the winter
    • Liquidator An officer appointed to conduct the winding up of a company, to bring and defend actions and suits in its name, and to do all necessary acts on behalf of the company.
    • Liquidator One who, or that which, liquidates.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In just one drop of liquid, 50 million bacteria can be present
    • n liquidator One who or that which liquidates or settles; specifically, in Great Britain, in com., an officer appointed to conduct the winding up of the affairs of a firm or company, to bring and defend actions and suits in its name, and to do all necessary acts on behalf of the firm or company: called a receiver in the United States.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In a lifetime the average US resident eats more than 50 tons of food and drinks more than 13,000 gallons of liquid.
    • Liquidator one engaged in a liquidation
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  • John Burns
    John Burns
    “The Thames is liquid history.”
  • Winston Churchill
    “I have not become the Kings First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. liquidateur,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. liquidus, fluid—liquēre, to be fluid.


In literature:

The sweetish liquid is contained, like the juices of plants generally, in cells.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 633, February 18, 1888" by Various
The sweet liquid thus obtained is separated from the grain, and yeast is added to it.
"First Book in Physiology and Hygiene" by J.H. Kellogg
Drain one dozen oysters free from the liquid, then strain the liquid into a saucepan.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
The gold was fading from the river now, the water was becoming like liquid silver, then, in a moment, like liquid steel.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
This solution dissolves silk slowly in the cold, quickly if hot, and forms a thick gummy liquid.
"The Chemistry of Hat Manufacturing" by Watson Smith
A liquid cylinder, as Plateau has so beautifully shown, is an unstable form.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 717, September 28, 1889" by Various
All liquids should be strained or filtered before use.
"French Polishing and Enamelling" by Richard Bitmead
Sift the baking powder and flour together, add slowly to the liquid, stir until smooth.
"Public School Domestic Science" by Mrs. J. Hoodless
By placing this registering apparatus in different directions the entire liquid may be explored.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 315, January 14, 1882" by Various
Drop back into the hot liquid to reheat.
"Good Things to Eat as Suggested by Rufus" by Rufus Estes

In poetry:

Every liquid, falling gem,
Flashing like the diamond's ray,
In an eastern diadem,
Let me kiss them all away.
"To Bettie" by James Avis Bartley
NOW Sol, behind the mountain,
Withdraws his golden rays,
That, lingering on yon fountain,
Displays a liquid blaze.
"Evening" by Charlotte Dacre
And brightly o'er the water stream'd
The liquid radiance wide;
Donica's little dog ran on
And gambol'd at her side.
"Donica - A Ballad" by Robert Southey
And in the parks on Sundays with nursemaids, lovers, flowers,
And the bands playing and the fountains rising
In silver liquid hours,
Whose was th enemy? who was to blame?
If suddenly the observant shadows start
And cry "Depart! Depart!"
"The Castaways" by Marya Zaturenska
Mother and home, I greet thee! O caress thy child
Whom weariness, regret, despair assail--
With sighing of thy groves in the soft wind beguiled,
With sunbeams of thy Springtime smiling fair and mild,
And with the liquid song of nightingales!
"The Old Grey House" by Semen Yakovlevich Nadson
And far below, Gennesaret's main
Spreads many a mile of liquid plain,
(Though all seem gathered in one eager bound,)
Then narrowing cleaves you palmy lea,
Towards that deep sulphureous sea,
Where five proud cities lie, by one dire sentence drowned.
"Seventh Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble

In news:

Nearly all water filtration-related processes that remove target contaminants generate liquid or solid residuals that need to be subsequently managed.
Banks will soon find it a bit harder to game the euro-zone's liquidity support.
A sticky new track and video from the 'Liquid' EP.
It has begun liquidating inventory and selling fixtures.
When bulk liquid or gas products change hands, everyone has to agree on the quantity and the product quality.
Rocking 'Cat Eye' Liquid Liner.
Cavitation is the sudden vaporization and condensation of a liquid downstream of a valve due to localized high-pressure drops.
Scenes like this one in Denver played out across America on Friday, after news that Hostess Brands planned to liquidate its assets.
New Guide for Producing High Titers of Viable and Semi-Purified Spores of Clostridium difficile using a Liquid Medium.
2 arrested after traffic stop yields stash of liquid codeine .
Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York has been rightfully mocked for banning the sale of liquids in big cups if the drinks are laced with more than a certain amount of sugar.
US coffee chain Starbucks has introduced a super-sized cup that contains more liquid than an average human stomach.
Simple elixir called a 'miracle liquid'.
Jens Astrup/Play the Game Michael Franzese (Photo courtesy of the Liquid Church).
Hostess Brands is liquidating its business after 82 years, which means some of the most iconic brands of the century may be up for auction.

In science:

On approaching the transition from the low-density (e.g., the liquid) phase, the system may lower its free energy by embedding sufficiently large solid domains (i.e., macroscopic “clusters”) inside the liquid.
Supersolid phases of cold atom assemblies
The creation of a liquid tight cavity for the nitrogen bath also requires that the gap in the concentrating plate be filled with a radiation hard electrical insulator that can be bonded into place to form a liquid tight seal.
Prototyping of the ILC Baseline Positron Target
If this gain is larger than the surface tension of the liquid, γ , we expect a vanishing macroscopic contact angle, because covering the substrate with the liquid releases more energy than is required for the formation of a free liquid surface of the same (pro jected) area.
Wetting on Random Roughness: the Ubiquity of Wenzel Prewetting
FIG. 4: Position of the liquid surface (solid curve) and macroscopic contact angle (dash-dotted curve) as a function of the microscopic contact angle at liquid-vapour coexistence.
Wetting on Random Roughness: the Ubiquity of Wenzel Prewetting
Surface layers: In a region near to an interface between a liquid and another substance, liquid molecules are not fully surrounded by other liquid molecules as they would be in the bulk due to the proximity of the other material.
Slip or not slip? A methodical examination of the interface formation model using two-dimensional droplet spreading on a horizontal planar substrate as a prototype system