You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience and security.
  • sedan (vehicle)

    Sedan, portable, enclosed chair mounted on horizontally placed parallel poles and carried by men or animals. In Italy, France, and England, in the 17th and 18th centuries, sedans became highly luxurious and were often elaborately carved and upholstered and painted with mythological scenes or

  • sedan chair (vehicle)

    Sedan, portable, enclosed chair mounted on horizontally placed parallel poles and carried by men or animals. In Italy, France, and England, in the 17th and 18th centuries, sedans became highly luxurious and were often elaborately carved and upholstered and painted with mythological scenes or

  • Sedan, Battle of (European history)

    Battle of Sedan, (Sept. 1, 1870), decisive defeat of the French army in the Franco-German War, causing the surrender of Napoleon III and the fall of the Bonaparte dynasty and the Second French Empire; it was fought at the French border fortress of Sedan on the Meuse River, between 120,000 French

  • Sedang (people)

    Marie-Charles David de Mayrena: …the self-styled king of the Sedang tribe of the northern Central Highlands in what is now southern Vietnam.

  • Sedang language

    Sedang language, North Bahnaric language of the Mon-Khmer family, which is itself a part of the Austroasiatic stock. Sedang is spoken by some 110,000 people living in south-central Vietnam. The Tadrah language, spoken south of Sedang in the same region, may be a dialect but is usually considered a

  • Sedarim (Mishna division)

    Seder, any of the major orders, or divisions, of the Mishna, the oldest codification of Jewish oral laws. See

  • Sedaris, Amy (American actress, author, and comedian)

    Stephen Colbert: There he met Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello, with whom he created the award-winning sketch show Exit 57 (1995–96) and the bizarre sitcom Strangers with Candy (1999–2000), both on the Comedy Central cable network. Colbert worked on several other television projects before joining in 1997 Comedy Central’s The…

  • Sedaris, David (American humorist and essayist)

    David Sedaris, American humorist and essayist best known for his sardonic autobiographical stories and social commentary, which appeared on the radio and in numerous best-selling books. Sedaris grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, the second oldest of six siblings; his sister Amy also became a noted

  • Sedaris, David Raymond (American humorist and essayist)

    David Sedaris, American humorist and essayist best known for his sardonic autobiographical stories and social commentary, which appeared on the radio and in numerous best-selling books. Sedaris grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, the second oldest of six siblings; his sister Amy also became a noted

  • sedative (drug)

    drug use: Barbiturates, stimulants, and tranquilizers: …extensive use as sleeping aids, sedatives, hypnotics, energizers, mood elevators, stimulants, and tranquilizers.

  • sedative-hypnotic drug

    Sedative-hypnotic drug, chemical substance used to reduce tension and anxiety and induce calm (sedative effect) or to induce sleep (hypnotic effect). Most such drugs exert a quieting or calming effect at low doses and a sleep-inducing effect in larger doses. Sedative-hypnotic drugs tend to depress

  • Seddon, Richard John (prime minister of New Zealand)

    Richard John Seddon, New Zealand statesman who as prime minister (1893–1906) led a Liberal Party ministry that sponsored innovating legislation for land settlement, labour protection, and old age pensions. After working in iron foundries in England, Seddon went to Australia in 1863 to work at the

  • Sedentaria (invertebrate)

    annelid: …are divided into free-moving and sedentary, or tube-dwelling, forms; the earthworms (Oligochaeta); and the leeches (Hirudinea).

  • sedentarism (sociology)

    history of Central Asia: …the relationship between the “civilized” and the “barbarian”—the two opposed but complementary. The equation so often propounded—of the civilized with the sedentary and the barbarian with the nomad—is misleading, however. The most significant distinction between the two groups in Eurasia lies probably in the successful attempt of the civilized…

  • sedentary polychaete (invertebrate)

    annelid: …are divided into free-moving and sedentary, or tube-dwelling, forms; the earthworms (Oligochaeta); and the leeches (Hirudinea).

  • sedentary society (sociology)

    history of Central Asia: …the relationship between the “civilized” and the “barbarian”—the two opposed but complementary. The equation so often propounded—of the civilized with the sedentary and the barbarian with the nomad—is misleading, however. The most significant distinction between the two groups in Eurasia lies probably in the successful attempt of the civilized…

  • sedentism (sociology)

    history of Central Asia: …the relationship between the “civilized” and the “barbarian”—the two opposed but complementary. The equation so often propounded—of the civilized with the sedentary and the barbarian with the nomad—is misleading, however. The most significant distinction between the two groups in Eurasia lies probably in the successful attempt of the civilized…

  • seder (Passover meal)

    Seder, (Hebrew: “order”) religious meal served in Jewish homes on the 15th and 16th of the month of Nisan to commence the festival of Passover (Pesa?). Though Passover commemorates the Exodus, the historical deliverance of the Jewish people from Egyptian bondage in the days of Moses (13th century

  • seder (Mishna division)

    Seder, any of the major orders, or divisions, of the Mishna, the oldest codification of Jewish oral laws. See

  • Seder ?olam rabba? (ancient Jewish chronology)

    chronology: Jewish: …Jewish chronologies extant is the Seder ?olam rabba? (“Order of the World”), transmitted, according to Talmudic tradition, by Rabbi Yosi ben Halafta in the 2nd century ad. The author was possibly the first to use the rabbinic Era of the Creation. His chronology extends from the creation to Bar Kokhba…

  • Seder ?Olam zuta? (ancient Jewish chronology)

    chronology: Jewish: The smaller work Seder ?Olam zu?a? completes the Rabba?. It aims to show the Babylonian exilarchs as lineal descendants of David.

  • Sederholm, Jakob Johannes (Finnish geologist)

    Jakob Johannes Sederholm, geologist who pioneered in the study of the Precambrian rocks (those from 3.96 billion to 570 million years old) of Finland. He was appointed geologist to the Geological Commission of Finland in 1888, and from 1893 to 1933 he was its director. Sederholm vigorously promoted

  • sedge (plant family)

    Cyperaceae, sedge family of monocotyledonous flowering plants, a division of the order Poales. The Cyperaceae are grasslike herbaceous plants found especially in wet regions throughout the world. The Cyperaceae, among the 10 largest families of flowering plants, contain about 5,000 species and,

  • sedge family (plant family)

    Cyperaceae, sedge family of monocotyledonous flowering plants, a division of the order Poales. The Cyperaceae are grasslike herbaceous plants found especially in wet regions throughout the world. The Cyperaceae, among the 10 largest families of flowering plants, contain about 5,000 species and,

  • sedge frog (amphibian)

    frog: Sedge frogs (Hyperolius), for example, are climbing African frogs with adhesive toe disks. The flying frogs (Rhacophorus) are tree-dwelling, Old World rhacophorids; they can glide 12 to 15 metres (40 to 50 feet) by means of expanded webbing between the fingers and toes (see tree…

  • sedge warbler (bird)

    animal social behaviour: Social interactions involving sex: Similarly, male European sedge warblers (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus) with the longest and most elaborate birdsongs are the first to acquire mates in the spring.

  • Sedgefield (former district, England, United Kingdom)

    Sedgefield, former borough (district), administrative and historic county of Durham, northeastern England, occupying a limestone plateau generally 300 to 400 feet (90 to 120 metres) in elevation between the Pennine uplands in the west and an inland extension of the North Sea coastal plain in the

  • Sedgeley (mansion, Pennsylvania, United States)

    Western architecture: United States: …in the Gothic style was Sedgeley, a mansion erected outside Philadelphia in 1798 to the design of Benjamin Latrobe. The thin, etiolated Gothic of this house was repeated in other of his designs—an unexecuted project for a cathedral in Baltimore, Maryland (1805); the Bank of Philadelphia (1807–08); Christ Church (1808),…

  • Sedgemoor (district, England, United Kingdom)

    Sedgemoor, district, administrative and historic county of Somerset, southwestern England, in the north-central part of the county. Bridgwater, on the River Parrett in the southwest, is the administrative centre. Sedgemoor district is generally a low-lying basin with rich alluvial soils. It is

  • Sedgemoor, Battle of (English history)

    Battle of Sedgemoor, (July 16 [July 6, Old Style], 1685), in English history, battle fought about 3 miles (5 km) southeast of Bridgwater, Somerset, Eng. It was a massacre of the mainly untrained smallholders and cloth workers who had rallied to the support of James Scott, duke of Monmouth, by

  • Sedges, John (American author)

    Pearl S. Buck, American author noted for her novels of life in China. She received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938. Pearl Sydenstricker was raised in Zhenjiang in eastern China by her Presbyterian missionary parents. Initially educated by her mother and a Chinese tutor, she was sent at 15 to

  • Sedgwick, Adam (British geologist)

    Adam Sedgwick, English geologist who first applied the name Cambrian to the geologic period of time, now dated at 570 to 505 million years ago. Sedgwick was educated at the grammar schools of Dent and Sedbergh and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where in 1810 he was elected a fellow. Although he was

  • Sedgwick, Adam (British zoologist)

    Adam Sedgwick, English zoologist who is best known for his researches on the wormlike organism Peripatus, which he recognized as the zoologically important connecting link between the Annelida, or segmented worms, and the Arthropoda, such as crabs, spiders, and insects. A grandnephew of the

  • Sedgwick, Anne Douglas (American writer)

    Anne Douglas Sedgwick, expatriate American writer whose best-selling fiction observed European and American cultural differences. Sedgwick lived from the age of nine in London, where her father had business connections. In 1898 a novel she had written for private amusement was, through her father’s

  • Sedgwick, Catharine Maria (American writer)

    Catharine Maria Sedgwick, early American writer whose internationally popular fiction was part of the first authentically native strain of American literature. Sedgwick was a daughter of Theodore Sedgwick, lawyer, congressman, and later senator and judge of the state Supreme Court. She became a

  • Sedgwick, Edie (American actress, socialite, and model)

    Andy Warhol: … (1966), both of which featured Edie Sedgwick.

  • Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky (American author)

    Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, American author (born May 2, 1950, Dayton, Ohio—died April 12, 2009, New York, N.Y.), was a professor of English (1988–92) at Duke University, Durham, N.C., when she published the highly influential Epistemology of the Closet (1990), a groundbreaking work in the academic

  • Sedigitus, Volcatius (Roman critic)

    Statius Caecilius: …ranked by the literary critic Volcatius Sedigitus at the head of all Roman writers of comedy.

  • sedilia (architecture)

    Sedilia, in architecture, group of seats for the clergy in a Christian church of Gothic style. Usually consisting of three separate stone seats—for the priest, the deacon, and the subdeacon—the sedilia is located on the south side of the chancel, or choir, in a cruciform church (one that is built

  • Sedima, S.P.R.L. v. Imrex Co. (law case)

    Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act: In Sedima, S.P.R.L. v. Imrex Co. (1985), the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that RICO is not limited to organized crime but may be applied to legitimate commercial-enterprise businesses. The Belgian company Sedima filed an action against rival Imrex in a U.S. district court in 1982, alleging…

  • sediment (geology)

    river: Sediment yield and sediment load: All of the water that reaches a stream and its tributaries carries sediment eroded from the entire area drained by it. The total amount of erosional debris exported from such a drainage basin is its sediment yield. Sediment yield is…

  • sediment fabric (geology)

    landslide: …particles, referred to as the sediment fabric. Some materials with a loose, open sediment fabric will weaken if they are mechanically disturbed or flooded with water. An increase in water content, resulting from either natural causes or human activity, typically weakens sandy materials through the reduction of interparticle friction and…

  • sediment transport (geology)

    Ralph A. Bagnold: …authority on the mechanics of sediment transport and on eolian (wind-effect) processes.

  • sedimentary basin (geology)

    Precambrian: Establishing Precambrian boundaries: …dikes and the formation of sedimentary basins such as the Huronian on the U.S.-Canadian border, into which large volumes of clastic sediment (that is, sediment of predominantly clay, silt, and sand sizes) were deposited. Such sediments would have been derived by erosion of high plateaus and mountains that are characteristic…

  • sedimentary cycle

    biogeochemical cycle: carbon, and water; sedimentary cycles include those of iron, calcium, phosphorus, sulfur, and other more-earthbound elements.

  • sedimentary facies (geology)

    Sedimentary facies, physical, chemical, and biological aspects of a sedimentary bed and the lateral change within sequences of beds of the same geologic age. Sedimentary rocks can be formed only where sediments are deposited long enough to become compacted and cemented into hard beds or strata.

  • sedimentary petrography (geology)

    sedimentary rock: Sedimentary petrography involves the classification and study of sedimentary rocks using the petrographic microscope. Stratigraphy covers all aspects of sedimentary rocks, particularly from the perspective of their age and regional relationships as well as the correlation of sedimentary rocks in one region with sedimentary rock…

  • sedimentary petrology (geology)

    geology: Sedimentary petrology: The field of sedimentary petrology is concerned with the description and classification of sedimentary rocks, interpretation of the processes of transportation and deposition of the sedimentary materials forming the rocks, the environment that prevailed at the time the sediments were deposited, and the

  • sedimentary province (geology)

    Precambrian: Establishing Precambrian boundaries: …dikes and the formation of sedimentary basins such as the Huronian on the U.S.-Canadian border, into which large volumes of clastic sediment (that is, sediment of predominantly clay, silt, and sand sizes) were deposited. Such sediments would have been derived by erosion of high plateaus and mountains that are characteristic…

  • sedimentary rock

    Sedimentary rock, rock formed at or near the Earth’s surface by the accumulation and lithification of sediment (detrital rock) or by the precipitation from solution at normal surface temperatures (chemical rock). Sedimentary rocks are the most common rocks exposed on the Earth’s surface but are

  • sedimentary structure (geology)

    sedimentary rock: Sedimentary structures: Sedimentary structures are the larger, generally three-dimensional physical features of sedimentary rocks; they are best seen in outcrop or in large hand specimens rather than through a microscope. Sedimentary structures include features like bedding, ripple marks, fossil tracks and trails, and mud cracks.…

  • sedimentation (chemistry)

    separation and purification: Sedimentation: Particles such as viruses, colloids, bacteria, and small fragments of silica and alumina may be separated into different fractions of various sizes and densities. Suspensions of relatively massive particles settle under the influence of gravity, and the different rates can be exploited to effect…

  • sedimentation (geology)

    Sedimentation, in the geological sciences, process of deposition of a solid material from a state of suspension or solution in a fluid (usually air or water). Broadly defined it also includes deposits from glacial ice and those materials collected under the impetus of gravity alone, as in talus

  • sedimentation field-flow fractionation (chemistry)

    separation and purification: Field separations: In sedimentation field-flow fractionation, for example, the channel is spun and the applied perpendicular field is a centrifugal force (gravity). Particles sediment toward the channel walls and reach a steady-state position. Since the flow velocity is nonuniform across the channel, the rate of migration will vary…

  • sedimentation tank (water treatment)

    Sedimentation tank, component of a modern system of water supply or wastewater treatment. A sedimentation tank allows suspended particles to settle out of water or wastewater as it flows slowly through the tank, thereby providing some degree of purification. A layer of accumulated solids, called

  • sedimentology

    Sedimentology, scientific discipline that is concerned with the physical and chemical properties of sedimentary rocks and the processes involved in their formation, including the transportation, deposition, and lithification (transformation to rock) of sediments. The objective of much

  • Sedin, Daniel (Swedish hockey player)

    Vancouver Canucks: …Roberto Luongo, and identical-twin forwards Daniel and Henrik Sedin, the Canucks failed to advance beyond the second round of the play-offs over that span. In 2010–11 Vancouver captured the Presidents’ Trophy for posting the NHL’s best regular-season record that season, which the team followed by advancing to the Stanley Cup…

  • Sedin, Henrik (Swedish hockey player)

    Vancouver Canucks: …and identical-twin forwards Daniel and Henrik Sedin, the Canucks failed to advance beyond the second round of the play-offs over that span. In 2010–11 Vancouver captured the Presidents’ Trophy for posting the NHL’s best regular-season record that season, which the team followed by advancing to the Stanley Cup finals for…

  • sedition (law)

    Sedition, crime against the state. Though sedition may have the same ultimate effect as treason, it is generally limited to the offense of organizing or encouraging opposition to government in a manner (such as in speech or writing) that falls short of the more dangerous offenses constituting

  • Sedition Act (American history)

    Alien and Sedition Acts, (1798), four internal security laws passed by the U.S. Congress, restricting aliens and curtailing the excesses of an unrestrained press, in anticipation of an expected war with France. After the XYZ Affair (1797), war with France had appeared inevitable. Federalists, aware

  • Sedition Act (United States [1918])

    Eugene V. Debs: …was convicted of sedition in 1918, was restored only posthumously in 1976. Debs’s years of living in harsh prison conditions adversely affected his health, and he spent long periods of the remainder of his life in a sanatorium in suburban Chicago.

  • Sedley, Amelia (fictional character)

    Amelia Sedley, fictional character whose effete sentimentality is contrasted with the lively ambition of her lifelong friend Becky Sharp in the novel Vanity Fair (1847–48) by William Makepeace

  • Sedley, Sir Charles, 4th Baronet (English writer)

    Sir Charles Sedley, 4th Baronet, English Restoration poet, dramatist, wit, and courtier. Sedley attended the University of Oxford but left without taking a degree. He inherited the baronetcy on the death of his elder brother. After the Restoration (1660) he was a prominent member of the group of

  • Sedna (astronomy)

    Sedna, small body in the outer solar system that may be the first discovered object from the Oort cloud. Sedna was discovered in 2003 by a team of American astronomers at Palomar Observatory on Mount Palomar, California. At that time, it was the most distant object in the solar system that had ever

  • sedōka (Japanese poetry)

    waka: The sedōka, or “head-repeated poem,” consists of two tercets of five, seven, and seven syllables each. An uncommon form, it was sometimes used for dialogues. Kakinomoto Hitomaro’s sedōka are noteworthy. Chōka and sedōka were seldom written after the 8th century.

  • Sedom (industrial site, Israel)

    Sedom, industrial site in southeastern Israel, near the southern end of the Dead Sea. It is the location of Dead Sea Works, originally an Israeli national company (founded 1952), which was sold to private interests in 1999. The biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorrah are believed to have been located

  • Sedom, Har (mountain, Israel)

    Sodom and Gomorrah: Historicity: …Sedom (Arabic: Jabal Usdum), or Mount Sodom, at the southwestern end of the sea, reflects Sodom’s name. The present-day industrial site of Sedom, Israel, on the Dead Sea shore, is located near the presumed site of Sodom and Gomorrah.

  • Sedom, Mount (mountain, Israel)

    Sodom and Gomorrah: Historicity: …Sedom (Arabic: Jabal Usdum), or Mount Sodom, at the southwestern end of the sea, reflects Sodom’s name. The present-day industrial site of Sedom, Israel, on the Dead Sea shore, is located near the presumed site of Sodom and Gomorrah.

  • sedra (Judaism)

    Sidra, in Judaism, weekly readings from the Scriptures as part of the sabbath service. Each week a portion, or sidra, of the Pentateuch is read aloud in the synagogue; and it takes a full year to complete the reading. The Pentateuch—consisting of the biblical books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus,

  • sedrot (Judaism)

    Sidra, in Judaism, weekly readings from the Scriptures as part of the sabbath service. Each week a portion, or sidra, of the Pentateuch is read aloud in the synagogue; and it takes a full year to complete the reading. The Pentateuch—consisting of the biblical books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus,

  • sedroth (Judaism)

    Sidra, in Judaism, weekly readings from the Scriptures as part of the sabbath service. Each week a portion, or sidra, of the Pentateuch is read aloud in the synagogue; and it takes a full year to complete the reading. The Pentateuch—consisting of the biblical books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus,

  • Seducer of Seville (work by Tirso de Molina)

    Don Juan: …personality in the tragic drama El burlador de Sevilla (1630; “The Seducer of Seville,” translated in The Trickster of Seville and the Stone Guest), attributed to the Spanish dramatist Tirso de Molina. Through Tirso’s tragedy, Don Juan became an archetypcal character in the West, as familiar as Don Quixote, Hamlet,…

  • Seducing America: How Television Charms the Modern Voter (work by Hart)

    Roderick P. Hart: Hart’s Seducing America: How Television Charms the Modern Voter (rev. ed., 1999) asked what effect television had on citizenship in the United States. In attempting to reconstruct how Americans listened to and felt about televised politics, he contended that television miseducated the citizenry and made that…

  • seduction (law)

    Seduction, in law, the act of a man enticing (without the use of physical force) a previously chaste woman to consent to sexual intercourse. In broader usage, the term refers to any act of persuasion, between heterosexual or homosexual individuals, and excluding the issue of chastity, that leads t

  • Seduction of Mimi, The (film by Wertmuller [1972])

    Lina Wertmüller: …ferito nell’onore (1972; variously entitled The Seduction of Mimi or Mimi the Metalworker, Wounded in Honour), a satire on sexual hypocrisy and changing social mores. Her next picture was Film d’amore e d’anarchia… (1973; Love and Anarchy), about an anarchist torn between his plot to assassinate Benito Mussolini and his…

  • Seduction of the Innocent (work by Wertham)

    Batman: The Caped Crusader in the Golden Age: …his polemic against the industry, Seduction of the Innocent (1954), Wertham charged that comics morally corrupt their impressionable young readers, impeaching Batman and Robin in particular for supposedly flaunting a gay lifestyle. Wertham wrote, “They live in sumptuous quarters, with beautiful flowers in large vases, and have a butler. It…

  • Sedulius Scottus (Irish poet and scholar)

    Sedulius Scottus, poet and scholar who was one of a group of Irish savants at Liège. His poems, mostly in classical Latin metres, often praised his protector, Bishop Hartgar of Liège. His ingenious elegy on the death of Hartgar’s ram culminates in a bold comparison of the “martyred” ram with the

  • sedum (plant)

    Stonecrop, (genus Sedum), genus of about 600 species of succulent plants in the family Crassulaceae, native to the temperate zone and to mountains in the tropics. Some species are grown in greenhouses for their unusual foliage and sometimes showy flowers. Low-growing species are popular in rock

  • Sedum mexicanum (plant)

    stonecrop: Major species: Mexican stonecrop (S. mexicanum), with yellow flowers, makes a handsome hanging basket, as do several related stonecrops, such as burro’s tail, also called donkey’s tail (S. morganianum), and carpet sedum (S. lineare).

  • Sedunum (Switzerland)

    Sion, capital of Valais canton, southwestern Switzerland. It lies along the Rh?ne River, at the mouth of La Sionne River, southeast of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman). It originated as a Celtic and Roman settlement called Sedunum. Sion became the seat of a bishop in the late 6th century, and from 999 the

  • Sedykh, Yuriy (Soviet athlete)

    Yuriy Sedykh, Russian athlete who is considered the greatest hammer thrower of modern times. He set six world records and won two Olympic gold medals. Sedykh began competing in the hammer throw in 1968. In 1972 Anatoly Bondarchuk, who had won a hammer throw gold medal in that year’s Munich

  • See How She Runs (American television film [1978])

    Joanne Woodward: …role as Betty Quinn in See How She Runs, the story of a divorced 40-year-old schoolteacher who changes the course of her life when she chooses to run the Boston Marathon. Woodward continued acting for television, appearing in about a dozen more movies over the next two decades. In 1979…

  • See How They Fall (film by Audiard [1994])

    Jacques Audiard: …Regard les hommes tomber (1994; See How They Fall), which wove together two separate story lines—one about a man (played by Jean Yanne) searching for the killer of his friend and the other concerning the actions of the murderers (Jean-Louis Trintignant and Mathieu Kassovitz) before the crime. Audiard also cowrote…

  • See It Now (American television news program)

    Marian Anderson: Murrow’s television series See It Now. Her role as a goodwill ambassador for the United States was formalized in September 1958 when she was made a delegate to the United Nations. Anderson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, and she…

  • See Me (novel by Sparks)

    Nicholas Sparks: …2015 he released the novel See Me, about a pair of lovers with troubled pasts. Later works included Two by Two (2016) and Every Breath (2018).

  • See My Friends (song by Davies)

    the Kinks: …approach with the remarkable “See My Friends” (1965), an ambiguous story of male bonding, which represents the first satisfying fusion of Western pop with Indian musical forms. As their impact on the American market lessened after a disastrous tour in 1965, the Kinks became more idiosyncratically English, with social…

  • See No Evil (film by Fleischer [1971])

    Richard Fleischer: Later work: …1971 Fleischer directed the thriller See No Evil, with Mia Farrow as a blind woman who returns home to find that her family has been killed, and The Last Run, an offbeat gangster yarn starring George C. Scott. The actor returned for The New Centurions (1972), an uneven adaptation of…

  • See No Evil, Hear No Evil (film by Hiller [1989])

    Arthur Hiller: Later films: …Shelley Long as rivals, but See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) was disappointing, despite the presence of Wilder and Pryor. Hiller took a break from comedies to direct The Babe (1992), a biopic starring John Goodman as the legendary baseball player; it received mixed reviews, largely because of blatant…

  • See Now Then (novel by Kincaid)

    Jamaica Kincaid: The novel See Now Then (2013) chronicles the late-life dissolution of a marriage by way of the jilted wife’s acerbic ruminations.

  • See of Antioch (religion)

    Eastern Orthodoxy: The Eastern Orthodox Church in the Middle East: …the ancient sees of Alexandria, Antioch, and Jerusalem are remnants of the Byzantine imperial past, but under the present conditions they still possess many opportunities of development: Alexandria as the centre of emerging African communities (see below The Orthodox diaspora and missions); Antioch as the largest Arab Christian group, with…

  • See That My Grave is Kept Clean (recording by Jefferson)

    Blind Lemon Jefferson: …Moan,” “Matchbox Blues,” and “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean.”

  • See You in the Morning (film by Pakula [1989])

    Alan J. Pakula: Films of the 1980s: In the less-than-well-received See You in the Morning (1989), Jeff Bridges and Alice Krige played a recently married couple whose ex-spouses (Farrah Fawcett and David Dukes) and children (Macaulay Culkin, Drew Barrymore, and Lukas Haas) conspire to make their transition a bumpy one.

  • See You Tomorrow (film by Zhang [2016])

    Wong Kar-Wai: …and produced the romantic comedy Bai du ren (2016; “See You Tomorrow”). It was directed by Zhang Jiajia, who wrote the story on which it was based. Though it starred Leung and had many of the hallmarks of Wong’s movies, it was undermined by an unevenness of tone.

  • Seebeck coefficient (electronics)

    thermoelectric power generator: Seebeck effect: …proportionality factor (α) called the Seebeck coefficient, or V = αΔT. The value for α is dependent on the types of material at the junction.

  • Seebeck effect (physics)

    Seebeck effect, production of an electromotive force (emf) and consequently an electric current in a loop of material consisting of at least two dissimilar conductors when two junctions are maintained at different temperatures. The conductors are commonly metals, though they need not even be

  • Seebeck voltage (electronics)

    thermoelectric power generator: Seebeck effect: …generated voltage (V) is the Seebeck voltage and is related to the difference in temperature (ΔT) between the heated junction and the open junction by a proportionality factor (α) called the Seebeck coefficient, or V = αΔT. The value for α is dependent on the types of material at the…

  • Seebeck, Thomas Johann (German physicist)

    Thomas Johann Seebeck, German physicist who discovered (1821) that an electric current flows between different conductive materials that are kept at different temperatures, known as the Seebeck effect. Seebeck studied medicine at Berlin and at the University of Gottingen, where he acquired an M.D.

  • Seeberg, Peter (Danish author)

    Peter Seeberg, Danish novelist influenced by French existentialism. Seeberg’s first book appeared in 1956, Bipersonerne (“Secondary Characters”), a novel about a collective of foreign workers in Berlin toward the end of World War II. These workers inhabit an unreal world, a film studio, at an

  • Seeckt, Hans von (German general)

    Hans von Seeckt, German general and head of the Reichswehr (army) from 1920 to 1926, who was responsible for successfully remodelling the army under the Weimar Republic. Seeckt entered the German Army in 1885. By 1889 he was a member of the general staff, where he remained for the next two decades.

  • seed (food)

    angiosperm: Significance to humans: …for the nuts and hard seeds they produce are almonds (Prunus dulcis; Rosaceae), walnuts (Juglans; Juglandaceae), pecans (Carya illinoinensis; Juglandaceae), macadamias (Macadamia; Proteaceae), and hazelnuts (Corylus; Betulaceae).

Your preference has been recorded
Check out Britannica's new site for parents!
Subscribe Today!
色色影院-色色影院app下载