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plume

1. Biology any feathery part, such as the structure on certain fruits and seeds that aids dispersal by wind
2. Geology a rising column of hot, low viscosity material within the earth's mantle, which is believed to be responsible for linear oceanic island chains and flood basalts

plume

[plüm]
(analytical chemistry)

plume

Wood veneer having a large featherlike figure, usually cut from a crotch.
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The feuds of White Plume, however, had not been confined to the red men; he had much to say of brushes with bee hunters, a class of offenders for whom he seemed to cherish a particular abhorrence.
Such were the marauders of whose offences the gallant White Plume made the most bitter complaint.
They wore upon their heads heavy black plumes of Sakaboola feathers, like those which adorned our guides.
The joint MediaTek -- Plume solution includes the ability to upgrade already deployed CPEs incorporating certain MediaTek SoC platforms for connection to the Plume Cloud via firmware updates, enabling the ISPs to implement adaptive Wi-Fi via both new and existing hardware.
Since the discovery, there have been questions about the origins of the plume.
Having US Navy Secretary Spencer in Bethpage is an opportunity for the local water districts to educate the Secretary on the critical need for the Navy to more aggressively contain the advancement of the plume and to establish a better system for more prompt payment of the considerable costs the water districts absorb while they fight this battle, said U.
After Cassini's surprising discovery of a towering plume of icy spray in 2005, emanating from hot cracks near the south pole, scientists turned its detectors toward the small moon.
Producing a CFD tool that adequately simulates the dispersion of individual plumes and the subsequent plume interaction is a formidable task.
This decision addresses PCE plume impacts to the primary drinking water aquifer in the area including two municipal wells operated by Woods Cross City and two wells operated by North Salt Lake," the ROD statement said.
Surgical plume (sometimes called surgical smoke) is a potentially dangerous byproduct from the use of lasers, electrosurgical units and ultrasonic devices.
Bulusan in Juban town had been experiencing minimal ash fall after the ash plume was blown northwest.
Surgical plume is made up of 95 per cent water or steam and five per cent particular material (Ulmer, 2008).