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(ŏn), in the Bible. 1 Reubenite conspirator in Korah's revolt. 2 The Egyptian HeliopolisHeliopolis
[Gr.,=city of the sun], ancient city, N Egypt, in the Nile delta, 6 mi (10 km) below modern Cairo. It was noted as the center of sun worship, and its god Ra or Re was the state deity until Thebes became capital (c.2100 B.C.).
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(engineering)
Designating the operating state of a device or one of two possible conditions (the other being “off”) in a circuit.

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1. Cricket (of a bowler) bowling
2. Cricket
a. relating to or denoting the leg side of a cricket field or pitch
b. used to designate certain fielding positions on the leg side
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To uncover my breast for an instant would have been to court sudden death, but I saw no other way than to chance it, if by so doing I might rescue that oncoming, succoring fleet; and so, in the face of a wicked sword-thrust, I reached out my point and caught the great switch a sudden blow that released it from its seating.
You may find there a hiding-place;" but the creature only stepped between her and the oncoming riders, drawing his long-sword.
The girl sat at my feet straining her eyes toward the deck of the oncoming boat.
Among these was the Malay who guarded the girl, but he had not been quick enough to prevent Virginia Maxon recognizing the stalwart figure standing in the bow of the oncoming craft.
Already she could see dimly through the fog of smoke the murky headlight of the oncoming engine.
His weary body seemed torn by the oncoming pangs of dissolution.
I forgot everything--time, the oncoming of night, and my meat-eating enemies.
Back on top of the cabin so that he might see, he snarled at the cow whale when the men seized fresh grips against the impending shock and when he saw her close at hand and oncoming.
White Fang bristled and snarled and snapped in the face of the open-mouthed oncoming wave of dogs, and went down and under them, feeling the sharp slash of teeth in his body, himself biting and tearing at the legs and bellies above him.
I will go with you, Co-Tan," he said; and together they advanced to meet the oncoming party.
Another woman sprang forward and picked it up, with a chivalrous air, as if rescuing a human being from an oncoming express train.
All the Beyond was hers with its possibilities lurking rosily in the oncoming years--each year a rose of promise to be woven into an immortal chaplet.