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Biology
1. composed of living plants
2. any area of living flesh that is highly sensitive to pain or touch, esp that under a toenail or fingernail or around a healing wound

quick

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(geology)
Referring to a sediment that, when mixed with or absorbing water, becomes extremely soft, incoherent, or loose, and is capable of flowing easily under load or by force of gravity.
Referring to a soil in which a decrease in effective stress allows water to flow upward with sufficient velocity to reduce significantly the soil's bearing capacity.
Referring to a highly porous soil that readily absorbs heat.
(mining engineering)
Referring to an economically valuable or productive mineral deposit.

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(language)
An early system on the IBM 701.

[Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)].
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Reflecting US thinking, Carnegie Moscow Centre scholar Dmitri Trenin wrote that the West noted "Medvedev's quick-wittedness, his calm style of conducting talks, and his clear desire to show that he is the one who is the real master of Russian diplomacy.
Lipa's actors, detached from their usual stomping ground of the Paul McCartney auditorium, have a deft grasp of both Arcadia's wit and its quick-wittedness.
With several of the runners being hampered at the start of the six-furlong handicap, it was Jamie Spencer's quick-wittedness on Smile For Us that won the day as the Whittingham gelding bounded clear and made all for a five-length success to provide the jockey with his fourth winner of the day.
Prosecutor Graham Reeds said his account was "nonsense", it was a determined attack with an intent to kill, and only the victim's quick-wittedness saved her.
LIKE it or not, Neil Back's moment of match-saving opportunism, dishonesty, quick-wittedness or simple gamesmanship looks likely to linger on in rugby for as long as Diego Maradona's famous `Hand of God' goal has lingered in football.
His quick-wittedness and easygoing intensity is a perfect match for the free-flowing, guerrilla-style filmmaking that "Ticket" employs in its best scenes.
The Bell Curve (1994, Free Press, New York), the most successful (and controversial) literary lionization of quick-wittedness to date, drives home a related point: Intelligent is as intelligent does -- on an IQ test.