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The maximum instantaneous rate of volume displacement produced by a sound source when emitting a wave with sinusoidal time variation.
The stress at which material ruptures or fails.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Of a material, the capability of the material to resist physical forces imposed on it.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
See also Brawniness.
Strife (See DISCORD.)
Stubbornness (See OBSTINACY.)acorn
heraldic symbol of strength. [Heraldry: Jobes, 27]
Titan condemned to bear heavens on shoulders. [Gk. Myth.: Walsh Classical, 38]
(1892–1972) 20th-century strongman; went from “98-pound weakling” to “world’s strongest man.” [Am. Sports: Amory, 38–39]
Paul Bunyan’s blue ox; straightens roads by pulling them. [Am. Lit.: Fisher, 270]
superman of the technological age. [TV: “The Six Million Dollar Man” in Terrace, II: 294–295]
heraldic symbol of power. [Heraldry: Halberts, 21]
legendary woodsman of prodigious strength. [Am. Folklore: Paul Bunyan]
one-eyed giants; builders of fortifications. [Gk. Myth.: Avery, 346]
Katinka, the Powerful
his twelve labors revealed his godlike powers. [Rom. Myth.: Howe, 122]
a female Man Mountain Dean. [Am. Comics: “Toonerville Folks” in Horn, 668]
oak of a man in Robin Hood’s band. [Br. Lit.: Robin Hood]
Milo of Croton
Thor’s belt; doubled his power. [Norse Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 1076]
renowned athlete. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 209]
huge athlete who killed a fierce lion with his bare hands, stopped a rushing chariot, lifted a mad bull, and died attempting to stop a falling rock. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 801]
possessed extraordinary might which derived from hair. [O.T.: Judges 16:17]
caped superhero and modern-day Hercules. [Comics: Horn, 642–643]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.