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master

1. a great artist, esp an anonymous but influential artist
2. the principal of some colleges
3. a graduate holding a master's degree
4. the chief executive officer aboard a merchant ship
5. Chiefly Brit a male teacher
6. an officer of the Supreme Court of Judicature subordinate to a judge
7. a machine or device that operates to control a similar one
8. the heir apparent of a Scottish viscount or baron

Master

 

(from Latin magister, “head,” “chief,” “teacher”), the name of several offices in ancient Rome, for example, magister equitum, the assistant to the dictator, and magister militum, the commander in chief during the late empire. Later, in Europe, the title of grand master (Grossmeister) was used by the head of a Catholic knightly religious order and by the head of the Masonic Grand Lodge.

master

[′mas·tər]
(engineering)
A device which controls subsidiary devices.
A precise workpiece through which duplicates are made.
(engineering acoustics)
(navigation)

master

master

Primary, controlling. See master-slave communications and master file.
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For the first (the cat demon as "masterless venom" causing uncontrolled singing and sobbing), the patient is instructed to burn a dead red snake into ashes on the fifth day of the fifth month [the Double Fifth or Duanwu Festival] and take these with water drawn at dawn from a square-inch spoon, for a period of three days.
But to return to the story: in chapter one, Poggio rides through southern Germany en route, most probably, to the monastery of Fulda; Greenblatt offers an excursus on those "masterless men" and a brief summary of Poggio's biography to date.
A ronin is a masterless samurai due either to his master's death or the loss of his master's favor
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* And the so-called 'Masterless' class of Jewish assets comprising a variety of valuable property including real estate misappropriated by the Hungarian state during the war, in some cases eventually nationalized by the Communists and still awaiting their restoration to their legitimate owners.
(19) He had previously expressed the same point in Law of Nature and Nations: 'commonwealths and their officials may properly claim for themselves the distinction of being in a state of natural liberty.' (20) Though Hobbes and Pufendorf both recognized the 'masterless' condition in which states find themselves, neither felt compelled to elaborate much further on this empirical condition of 'natural liberty'.
Distrust of, and hostility to, mobility on the part ofthose in authority were certainly an entrenched feature of society and government in the sixteenth century--and formed part of the contemporary phobia about 'masterless men'.
Even Labour had its own vision of the masterless "freeborn Englishman" of the nation's past, the backbone of a pre-industrial (or, alternatively, hopefully looking ahead, to a post-industrial) "Golden Age" that gave socialism a claim to its own, uniquely English, pedigree.
Provides a completely masterless and distributed control plane.