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  • Sturnella magna (bird)

    meadowlark: The eastern, or common, meadowlark (S. magna) ranges from eastern Canada to Brazil, the western meadowlark (S. neglecta) from western Canada to Mexico (introduced to Hawaii). The former has a simple four-note whistle and the latter an intricate fluting. Meadowlarks consume insects in summer and weed…

  • Sturnella neglecta (bird)

    meadowlark: …eastern Canada to Brazil, the western meadowlark (S. neglecta) from western Canada to Mexico (introduced to Hawaii). The former has a simple four-note whistle and the latter an intricate fluting. Meadowlarks consume insects in summer and weed seeds in fall and winter. The nest is a grass dome hidden in…

  • Sturnidae (bird family)

    Sturnidae, songbird family, order Passeriformes, consisting of the starlings and mynas, nearly 120 species of jaunty aggressive birds distributed worldwide. The oxpeckers were formerly considered members of the Sturnidae but are now in their own family, the Buphagidae. Members range in size from

  • Sturnus contra (bird)

    starling: The bare-eyed, or pied, starling (or mynah, S. contra), from India to Java, is black, white, and reddish-brown, with yellow eye skin. Glossy starlings, with highly iridescent plumage, include the superb starling (Lamprotornis superbus) of eastern Africa and the shining starling (Aplonis metallica) of Pacific Islands…

  • Sturnus vulgaris (bird)

    Sturnidae: The widespread common starling (Sturnus vulgaris) consumes large numbers of insects but also feeds on grain and small fruits, competing severely with other desirable songbirds. Since their introduction into North America in 1890 (Central Park, New York), they have grown to such large numbers that they are…

  • Sturt National Park (national park, New South Wales, Australia)

    Charles Sturt: In New South Wales, Sturt National Park, which encompasses some 1,200 square miles (3,100 square km), commemorates his achievements.

  • Sturt’s desert pea (plant)

    Clianthus: The related Sturt’s desert pea (Swainsona formosa, formerly C. formosus), native to Australia, is often grafted onto C. puniceus rootstock, which is less susceptible to root rot.

  • Sturt, Charles (Australian explorer)

    Charles Sturt, Australian explorer whose expedition down the Murrumbidgee and Murray rivers (1829–30) is considered one of the greatest explorations in Australian history. The expedition disclosed extensive areas of land for future development in New South Wales and South Australia. Educated in

  • Sturtevant, Alfred Henry (American geneticist)

    Alfred Henry Sturtevant, American geneticist who in 1913 developed a technique for mapping the location of specific genes of the chromosomes in the fruit fly Drosophila. Sturtevant received his Ph.D. degree (1914) from Columbia University. While serving as a researcher at the Carnegie Institution

  • Sturtevant, Elaine (American artist)

    Elaine Sturtevant, (Elaine Frances Horan), American artist (born Aug. 23, 1924, Lakewood, Ohio—died May 7, 2014, Paris, France), created considerable controversy in the 1960s and ’70s by reimagining the works of such famed artists as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Marcel

  • Sturtian Series (geology)

    Sturtian Series, division of Proterozoic rocks in south central Australia (the Proterozoic Eon lasted from 2.5 billion to 540 million years ago). The Sturtian Series, which forms the lower part of the Umberatana Group, is partly interpreted as being of glacial origin from the glacially produced

  • Sturzkampfflugzeug (German aircraft)

    Stuka, a low-wing, single-engine monoplane—especially the Junkers JU 87 dive-bomber—used by the German Luftwaffe from 1937 to 1945, with especially telling effect during the first half of World War II. The Stuka was designed to employ the dive-bombing technique developed earlier by the U.S.

  • Sturzo, Luigi (Italian priest and political figure)

    Luigi Sturzo, Italian priest, public official, and political organizer who founded a party that was a forerunner of the Italian Christian Democrat movement. Sturzo studied at the seminary of Caltagirone, where he was ordained a priest of the Roman Catholic Church in 1894. He received a Doctorate in

  • stuss (card game)

    faro: Stuss is the domestic, or noncasino, variant of the game in which the cards are dealt from a deck held facedown in the dealer’s hand, not from a dealing box. When a split occurs, the house takes all the bets on that rank instead of…

  • Stüssi, Rudolf (Swiss politician)

    Rudolf Stüssi, Swiss burgomaster of Zürich, whose expansionist ambitions precipitated the first civil war of the Swiss Confederation. From several minor appointments, Stüssi rose to the position of burgomaster of Zürich (1430), an office that he retained until his death. In 1436 he forced Zürich

  • stuttering (speech disorder)

    Stuttering, speech defect characterized by involuntary repetition of sounds or syllables and the intermittent blocking or prolongation of sounds, syllables, and words. These disruptions alter the rhythm and fluency of speech and sometimes impede communication, with consequences on the affected

  • Stuttgart (Germany)

    Stuttgart, city, capital of Baden-Württemberg Land (state), southwestern Germany. Astride the Neckar River, in a forested vineyard-and-orchard setting in historic Swabia, Stuttgart lies between the Black Forest to the west and the Swabian Alp to the south. There were prehistoric settlements and a

  • Stuttgart (Arkansas, United States)

    Stuttgart, city, northern district seat of Arkansas county (the southern seat is De Witt), east-central Arkansas, U.S., about 50 miles (80 km) southeast of Little Rock. Settled in 1878 by Lutheran minister Adam Buerkle (born in Stuttgart, Germany) and his congregation, the city was incorporated in

  • Stuttgart Ballet (ballet company)

    Stuttgart Ballet, resident ballet company of Stuttgart, Germany, that emerged in the 1960s as an internationally prominent group. The modern Stuttgart Ballet evolved from the royal ballet that resided at the court of the duke of Württemberg as early as 1609. A municipally supported company under

  • Stuttgart declaration (international agreement)

    European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party: …European liberal parties adopted the Stuttgart declaration, which called for the protection of individual freedoms, the democratization of the European Economic Community (later renamed the European Community), and the establishment of a common foreign policy. After the ratification of the Maastricht Treaty, the ELDR became an officially recognized political party…

  • Stuttgarter Ballett (ballet company)

    Stuttgart Ballet, resident ballet company of Stuttgart, Germany, that emerged in the 1960s as an internationally prominent group. The modern Stuttgart Ballet evolved from the royal ballet that resided at the court of the duke of Württemberg as early as 1609. A municipally supported company under

  • Stuttgarter Hutzelm?nnlein, Das (work by M?rike)

    Eduard Friedrich M?rike: …though his best folk tale, Das Stuttgarter Hutzelm?nnlein (1853), is peculiarly his own, with its Swabian background and humour. In his Mozart auf der Reise nach Prag (1856), M?rike penetrates deeper into Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s personality than do many longer studies.

  • Stutthof (concentration camp, Poland)

    Stutthof, Nazi German concentration camp and extermination camp located outside the village of Stutthof (now Sztutowo, Poland), 22 miles (36 km) east of Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland). First established by the Nazis in 1939 as a camp for civilian war prisoners, Stutthof became a concentration camp in

  • Stuxnet (computer worm)

    Stuxnet, a computer worm, discovered in June 2010, that was specifically written to take over certain programmable industrial control systems and cause the equipment run by those systems to malfunction, all the while feeding false data to the systems monitors indicating the equipment to be running

  • Stuyvesant, Peter (Dutch colonial governor)

    Peter Stuyvesant, Dutch colonial governor who tried to resist the English seizure of New York. Stuyvesant was the son of a Calvinist minister. He began his career in the Dutch West India Company about 1632, and in 1643 he became director in the company’s colonies of Cura?ao, Aruba, and Bonaire.

  • Stuyvesant, Petrus (Dutch colonial governor)

    Peter Stuyvesant, Dutch colonial governor who tried to resist the English seizure of New York. Stuyvesant was the son of a Calvinist minister. He began his career in the Dutch West India Company about 1632, and in 1643 he became director in the company’s colonies of Cura?ao, Aruba, and Bonaire.

  • STV (politics)

    Single transferable vote (STV), multimember district proportional representation method of election in which a voter ranks candidates in order of preference. As candidates pass a specified electoral quota, they are elected and their surplus votes apportioned to the remaining candidates, until all

  • Stwosz, Wit (German sculptor)

    Veit Stoss, one of the greatest sculptors and wood-carvers of 16th-century Germany. His nervous, angular forms, realistic detail, and virtuoso wood carving synthesized the sculptural styles of Flemish and Danubian art and, together with the emotional force and dramatic realism of the Dutch sculptor

  • sty (agriculture)

    Hog house, building for housing swine, particularly one with facilities for housing a number of hogs under one roof. Typical housing protects against extremes of heat and cold and provides draft-free ventilation, sanitary bedding, and feeding. Simple hog houses are sometimes called sties. Movable

  • sty (eye disease)

    Sty, acute, painful, modular infection of one or more glands of the eyelid. Two types are distinguished, the external and the internal sty. The external sty is an infection, usually with Staphylococcus bacteria, of a sebaceous gland in the margin of the eyelid. The eye becomes sensitive to light,

  • Styazhkin, Nicholai Ivanovich (Russian historian)

    history of logic: The 16th century: …following the historian of logic Nicholai Ivanovich Styazhkin) a third tradition is found in the followers of the Spanish (Majorcan) soldier, priest, missionary, and mystic Ramón Lull (1235–1315). His Ars magna, generalis et ultima (1501; “Great, General and Ultimate Art”) represents an attempt to symbolize concepts and derive propositions that…

  • Stygocaridacea (crustacean)

    crustacean: Annotated classification: Order Stygocaridacea Blind, elongated forms with a small rostrum; first thoracic segment fused to head but sixth abdominal segment free; furca present; abdominal appendages reduced or absent; South America and New Zealand; freshwater, in spaces between sand grains; about 5 species. Order Bathynellacea Blind, elongated forms,…

  • Stylariodes (polychaete genus)

    annelid: Annotated classification: …cm; examples of genera: Flabelligera, Stylariodes. Order Sternaspida Sedentary; anterior setae short and thick; posterior end with ventral shield bearing radiating setae and anal branchiae; size, 3 cm; genera include Sternaspis. Order Oweniida Sedentary; anterior end with or

  • Stylasterina (invertebrate order)

    cnidarian: Annotated classification: Order Stylasterina Hydrocorals. Resembling millepores; colonies erect and branching or prostrate. Commonly yellow, red, or purple. Reduced medusae not freed; develop and produce gametes in cavities of skeleton (ampullae). Worldwide; includes precious red coral, Corallium. Order Trachylina Medusa dominant; reduced or no

  • style (form of address)

    The Honourable: …in so far as both styles were applicable to those who belonged to the less exalted ranks of the titled classes, for the title “honourable” was not definitely confined to certain classes until later. The terms honorabilis and honorabilitas were in use in the Middle Ages as a form of…

  • style (plant anatomy)

    Asparagales: Flowers: Styles may be free or, more often, united, and they may be either lobate, with discrete stigmatic lobes, or simple, which is the most common condition in the Asparagales. In many members of the Iridaceae subfamily Iridoideae, the style is divided into three broad flattened…

  • style (art)

    architecture: Expression: …of expression that are called styles. Style communicates the outlook of a culture and the concepts of its architects. The boundaries of a style may be national and geographical (e.g., Japanese, Mayan) or religious (e.g., Islamic) and intellectual (e.g., Renaissance), embracing distinct linguistic, racial, and national units; different expressions within…

  • style galant (music)

    sonata: The Classical era and later: The Rococo style of the mid-18th century, generally known as style galant, had attained a halfway stage in which counterpoint had been virtually dropped and tunes had occupied the forefront of interest. But now, in the mature Classical style of Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,…

  • style moderne (art movement)

    Art Deco, movement in the decorative arts and architecture that originated in the 1920s and developed into a major style in western Europe and the United States during the 1930s. Its name was derived from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, held in Paris in

  • style of life

    Alfred Adler: …a style of life, or lifestyle. The individual’s lifestyle forms in early childhood and is partly determined by what particular inferiority affected him most deeply during his formative years. The striving for superiority coexists with another innate urge: to cooperate and work with other people for the common good, a…

  • style of office (form of address)

    The Honourable: …in so far as both styles were applicable to those who belonged to the less exalted ranks of the titled classes, for the title “honourable” was not definitely confined to certain classes until later. The terms honorabilis and honorabilitas were in use in the Middle Ages as a form of…

  • style sac (anatomy)

    mollusk: The digestive system: …stomach is of the so-called style sac type. The esophagus opens into an anterior elaboration of the stomach into which the enzymes from the style sac, an area separated by ridges, also are released; the tapered end of the stomach leads to the intestine. Cilia that line the style sac…

  • style, crystalline (invertebrate anatomy)

    mollusk: The digestive system: …is a rod, called the crystalline style. The protostyle or the crystalline style are fully retained in the bivalves and gastropods that subsist on small microorganisms and detritus. The protostyle or crystalline style may vary in form among the bivalves. Digestion in primitive forms appears to have been both intracellular…

  • Styles, Harry (English singer)

    One Direction: …1993, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England), Harry Styles (b. February 1, 1994, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, England), and Louis Tomlinson (b. December 24, 1991, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England).

  • Styles, Harry Edward (English singer)

    One Direction: …1993, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England), Harry Styles (b. February 1, 1994, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, England), and Louis Tomlinson (b. December 24, 1991, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England).

  • stylet (biology)

    cirripede: Reproduction and life cycles: …is completed, a hollow, ventral stylet is, depending upon the species, forced either directly into the host or into the host after passing through one of the cyprid’s first antennae. Once in the host’s body, the cells and organ rudiments migrate into a central position beneath the gut, where they…

  • styli (writing implement)

    Stylus, pointed instrument for writing and marking. The stylus was used in ancient times as a tool for writing on parchment or papyrus. The early Greeks incised letters on wax-covered boxwood tablets using a stylus made of a pointed shaft of metal, bone, or ivory. In the Middle Ages, schoolboys in

  • Stylidiaceae (plant family)

    Asterales: Other families: Stylidiaceae, the trigger plant family, has three genera and 245 species native to Southeast Asia, Malesia, Australia, and southern South America. They are usually rosette herbs with distinctive flowers that have just one plane of symmetry. Their flowers have two stamens that are attached to…

  • Stylinodontidae (extinct family)

    taeniodont: The single known family, Stylinodontidae, is made up of two subfamilies, Conoryctinae and Stylinodontinae. The Conoryctinae were rather generalized forms with no special peculiarities. During the Paleocene, they gradually increased from the size of an opossum to that of a small bear; however, they did not survive the close…

  • Stylinodontinae (extinct subfamily)

    taeniodont: …of two subfamilies, Conoryctinae and Stylinodontinae. The Conoryctinae were rather generalized forms with no special peculiarities. During the Paleocene, they gradually increased from the size of an opossum to that of a small bear; however, they did not survive the close of the Paleocene Epoch. The Stylinodontinae, by contrast, became…

  • stylistics (linguistics)

    Stylistics, study of the devices in languages (such as rhetorical figures and syntactical patterns) that are considered to produce expressive or literary style. Style has been an object of study from ancient times. Aristotle, Cicero, Demetrius, and Quintilian treated style as the proper adornment

  • stylite (Christian ascetic)

    Stylite, a Christian ascetic who lived standing on top of a column (Greek: stylos) or pillar. Stylites were permanently exposed to the elements, though they might have a little roof above their heads. They stood or sat night and day in their restricted areas, usually with a rail around them, and

  • stylobate (architecture)

    order: …of the column is the stylobate; this is a continuous flat pavement on which a row of columns is supported. Rising out of the stylobate is the plinth, a square or circular block that is the lowest part of the base. Atop the plinth and forming the remainder of the…

  • stylodium (plant anatomy)

    Asparagales: Flowers: Styles may be free or, more often, united, and they may be either lobate, with discrete stigmatic lobes, or simple, which is the most common condition in the Asparagales. In many members of the Iridaceae subfamily Iridoideae, the style is divided into three broad flattened…

  • styloid process (anatomy)

    ulna: …the lower end is a styloid process, medially, that articulates with a disk between it and the cuneiform (os triquetrum) wrist bone.

  • stylolite (geology)

    Stylolite, secondary (chemical) sedimentary structure consisting of a series of relatively small, alternating, interlocked, toothlike columns of stone; it is common in limestone, marble, and similar rock. The individual columns never appear singly but occur as a succession of interpenetrations

  • Stylomecon heterophylla (plant)

    poppy: …flowers in sprays; and the flaming poppy (Stylomecon heterophylla), with purple-centred brick-red flowers on an annual plant from western North America. The genus Meconopsis includes the Welsh poppy.

  • Stylommatophora (gastropod superorder)

    gastropod: Classification: Superorder Stylommatophora Mantle cavity a pulmonary sac; gonopores with common opening on right side or at most narrowly separated; shell conical to vestigial, heavily to weakly calcified; eyes at tips of upper (usually) tentacles; terrestrial; about 26,800 species. Order Orthurethra Pore of ureter opening into mantle…

  • Stylophora (fossil echinoderm class)

    echinoderm: Annotated classification: ?Class Stylophora Middle Cambrian to Upper Ordovician about 460,000,000–540,000,000 years ago; with unique single feeding arm sometimes interpreted as a stem. ?Class Homostelea Middle Cambrian about 540,000,000 years ago; no feeding arm, but with stem of essentially 2 series of plates. ?Class

  • Stylophorum (plant)

    celandine: The celandine poppies, species of the genus Stylophorum, are native to North America and China. The plants resemble Chelidonium but have flowers twice the size and have two-paired much-divided leaves on the stem below the flower cluster and basal leaves. Celandine poppies have orange-yellow sap. Stylophorum…

  • Stylops (insect)

    strepsipteran: The bristly and long-legged Stylops larvae are picked up from a flower by bees and transported to a bee nest, where they penetrate bee larvae and live as parasites first within the larva and later in the adult bee. The Stylops female remains permanently in the puparium formed from…

  • stylus (facsimile device)

    fax: Early telegraph facsimile: …surface) by means of a stylus mounted on a pendulum. The invention was never demonstrated.

  • stylus (writing implement)

    Stylus, pointed instrument for writing and marking. The stylus was used in ancient times as a tool for writing on parchment or papyrus. The early Greeks incised letters on wax-covered boxwood tablets using a stylus made of a pointed shaft of metal, bone, or ivory. In the Middle Ages, schoolboys in

  • stylus (phonograph)

    phonograph: …of the vibration of a stylus, or needle, following a groove on a rotating disc. A phonograph disc, or record, stores a replica of sound waves as a series of undulations in a sinuous groove inscribed on its rotating surface by the stylus. When the record is played back, another…

  • styluses (writing implement)

    Stylus, pointed instrument for writing and marking. The stylus was used in ancient times as a tool for writing on parchment or papyrus. The early Greeks incised letters on wax-covered boxwood tablets using a stylus made of a pointed shaft of metal, bone, or ivory. In the Middle Ages, schoolboys in

  • Stymie (racehorse)

    Hirsch Jacobs: …greatest single success came with Stymie, a two-year-old colt purchased in 1943, who, trained by Jacobs, won 35 races and by the end of his racing career was the world’s foremost money winner, with purses totalling $918,485. With their profits, Jacobs and Bieber bought a horse-breeding farm near Monkton, Md.,…

  • Stymphalian marshes (Greek mythology)

    Heracles: …monstrous man-eating birds of the Stymphalian marshes; (7) the capture of the mad bull that terrorized the island of Crete; (8) the capture of the man-eating mares of King Diomedes of the Bistones; (9) the taking of the girdle of Hippolyte, queen of the Amazons; (10) the seizing of the…

  • Styne, Jule (British songwriter)

    Jule Styne, American songwriter. The son of Ukrainian Jewish parents, Stein immigrated with them to the United States in 1912. The family settled in Chicago, and Stein, having displayed musical talent from an early age, studied the piano. He began playing piano in nightclubs and with traveling

  • Styphnolobium japonicum (plant)

    Japanese pagoda tree, (Styphnolobium japonicum), tree of the pea family (Fabaceae). Despite its name, the Japanese pagoda tree is native to China and was introduced to Japan, where it is commonly found on the grounds of Buddhist temples. The plant is important in traditional medicine, and its

  • styptic (pharmacology)

    astringent: …they are often known as styptics) to stop bleeding.

  • styptic weed (plant)

    senna: Coffee senna, or styptic weed (C. occidentalis), native to North and South America, is widely grown in the Old World tropics for its cathartic and laxative properties. The candlestick senna, or candlebush (C. alata), is a showy shrub that may grow up to 2.5 metres…

  • Styracaceae (plant family)

    Ericales: Styracaceae: Styracaceae, or the silver bells family, are evergreen or deciduous trees or shrubs of warm north temperate to tropical regions, including Malesia, North America, and South America. There are some 11 genera and 160 species in the family. Styrax (about 120 species) is by…

  • Styrax (plant)

    Storax, any of about 120 species of the genus Styrax, shrubs and trees of the family Styracaceae, mostly in tropical or warm regions. The deciduous leaves are alternate and short-stalked. The white flowers, usually borne in pendulous terminal clusters, have a five-lobed corolla (the petals,

  • Styrax americana (plant)

    storax: …growing to about 9 metres; S. americana, native to southeastern North America and growing from 1.8 to 2.7 metres (6 to 9 feet); and S. officinalis (snowdrop bush), native to eastern Europe and Asia Minor and growing to about 6 metres (20 feet). A resin known as storax, used in…

  • Styrax japonicum (plant)

    storax: japonicum (Japanese snowbell), native to East Asia and growing to about 9 metres (30 feet) tall; S. obassia (fragrant snowbell), native to Japan and growing to about 9 metres; S. americana, native to southeastern North America and growing from 1.8 to 2.7 metres (6 to 9…

  • Styrax obassia (plant)

    storax: obassia (fragrant snowbell), native to Japan and growing to about 9 metres; S. americana, native to southeastern North America and growing from 1.8 to 2.7 metres (6 to 9 feet); and S. officinalis (snowdrop bush), native to eastern Europe and Asia Minor and growing to about…

  • Styrax officinalis (plant)

    storax: officinalis (snowdrop bush), native to eastern Europe and Asia Minor and growing to about 6 metres (20 feet). A resin known as storax, used in incense, was formerly obtained from S. officinalis.

  • styrene (chemical compound)

    Styrene, liquid hydrocarbon that is important chiefly for its marked tendency to undergo polymerization (a process in which individual molecules are linked to produce extremely large, multiple-unit molecules). Styrene is employed in the manufacture of polystyrene, an important plastic, as well as a

  • styrene-acrylonitrile copolymer (chemical compound)

    Styrene-acrylonitrile copolymer (SAN), a rigid, transparent plastic produced by the copolymerization of styrene and acrylonitrile. SAN combines the clarity and rigidity of polystyrene with the hardness, strength, and heat and solvent resistance of polyacrylonitrile. It was introduced in the 1950s

  • styrene-butadiene and styrene-isoprene block copolymers (chemical compound)

    Styrene-butadiene and styrene-isoprene block copolymers (SBR), two related triblock copolymers that consist of polystyrene sequences (or blocks) at each end of a molecular chain and a butadiene or isoprene sequence in the centre. SBS and SIS are thermoplastic elastomers, blends that exhibit both

  • styrene-butadiene rubber (chemical compound)

    Styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR), a general-purpose synthetic rubber, produced from a copolymer of styrene and butadiene. Exceeding all other synthetic rubbers in consumption, SBR is used in great quantities in automobile and truck tires, generally as an abrasion-resistant replacement for natural

  • styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS) (chemical compound)

    Styrene-butadiene and styrene-isoprene block copolymers (SBR), two related triblock copolymers that consist of polystyrene sequences (or blocks) at each end of a molecular chain and a butadiene or isoprene sequence in the centre. SBS and SIS are thermoplastic elastomers, blends that exhibit both

  • styrene-isoprene-styrene (copolymer)

    styrene-butadiene and styrene-isoprene block copolymers: SBS and SIS are thermoplastic elastomers, blends that exhibit both the elasticity and resilience of butadiene rubber or isoprene rubber (natural rubber) and the ability of polystyrene to be molded and shaped under the influence of heat.

  • styrene-maleic anhydride copolymer (chemical compound)

    Styrene-maleic anhydride copolymer, a thermoplastic resin produced by the copolymerization of styrene and maleic anhydride. A rigid, heat-resistant, and chemical-resistant plastic, it is used in automobile parts, small appliances, and food-service trays. Styrene is a clear liquid obtained by the

  • Styria (state, Austria)

    Steiermark, Bundesland (federal state), southeastern and central Austria, bordering Slovenia on the south and bounded by Bundesl?nder K?rnten (Carinthia) on the south, Salzburg on the west, Ober?sterreich and Nieder?sterreich (Upper and Lower Austria) on the north, and Burgenland on the east. It

  • Styrian Oak, the (American politician, actor, and athlete)

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian-born American bodybuilder, film actor, and politician who rose to fame through roles in blockbuster action movies and later served as governor of California (2003–11). Schwarzenegger was known as the Styrian Oak, or Austrian Oak, in the bodybuilding world, where he

  • styrofoam (material)

    major industrial polymers: Polystyrene (PS): Foamed polystyrene is made into insulation, packaging, and food containers such as beverage cups, egg cartons, and disposable plates and trays. Solid polystyrene products include injection-molded eating utensils, audiocassette holders, and cases for packaging compact discs. Many foods are packaged in clear, vacuum-formed polystyrene trays,…

  • Styron, William (American author)

    William Styron, American novelist noted for his treatment of tragic themes and his use of a rich, classical prose style. Styron served in the U.S. Marine Corps before graduating from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, in 1947. During the 1950s he was part of the community of American

  • Styx (satellite of Pluto)

    Pluto: Pluto’s moons: Nix, Kerberos, and Styx—are much smaller than Charon. All four are elongated. They revolve around Pluto outside Charon’s path in nearly circular orbits (like Charon) and in the same orbital plane as Charon. The orbital radius of Hydra is about 64,721 km (40,216 miles); that of Kerberos is…

  • Styx (Greek religion)

    Styx, in Greek mythology, one of the rivers of the underworld. The word styx literally means “shuddering” and expresses loathing of death. In Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, the gods swear by the water of the Styx as their most binding oath. According to Hesiod’s Theogony, if a god perjured himself, he

  • Styx (missile)

    rocket and missile system: Antiship: Ship-based Soviet systems included the SS-N-2 Styx, a subsonic aerodynamic missile first deployed in 1959–60 with a range of 25 miles, and the SS-N-3 Shaddock, a much larger system resembling a swept-wing fighter aircraft with a range of 280 miles. The SS-N-12 Sandbox, introduced in the 1970s on the Kiev-class…

  • Su Doku (number game)

    Sudoku, popular form of number game. In its simplest and most common configuration, sudoku consists of a 9 × 9 grid with numbers appearing in some of the squares. The object of the puzzle is to fill the remaining squares, using all the numbers 1–9 exactly once in each row, column, and the nine 3 ×

  • Su Dongpo (Chinese author)

    Su Shi, one of China’s greatest poets and essayists, who was also an accomplished calligrapher and a public official. A member of a literary family, the young Su Shi performed brilliantly in his official examinations and was rewarded with the first of the many official positions he occupied during

  • Su Shi (Chinese author)

    Su Shi, one of China’s greatest poets and essayists, who was also an accomplished calligrapher and a public official. A member of a literary family, the young Su Shi performed brilliantly in his official examinations and was rewarded with the first of the many official positions he occupied during

  • Su Shih (Chinese author)

    Su Shi, one of China’s greatest poets and essayists, who was also an accomplished calligrapher and a public official. A member of a literary family, the young Su Shi performed brilliantly in his official examinations and was rewarded with the first of the many official positions he occupied during

  • Su Song (Chinese scholar)

    Su Song, Chinese scholar and administrative and financial expert in the imperial bureaucracy. His Illustrated Pharmacopoeia (1070) revealed his knowledge of drugs, zoology, metallurgy, and related technology. An armillary clock that he built to serve as the basis of calendrical reform was housed in

  • Su Sung (Chinese scholar)

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