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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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Flashes of memorable bril- liance that conjured up memories of Old Course glory in 2000 and 2005 have been interspersed with the quick-tempered tantrums he pledged to eradicate from his game.
Having worked for Ashley Blake, I can honestly say that he is one of the least aggressive and quick-tempered people I have ever met.
Fingers here point straight away to quick-tempered and violent Turk (De Niro).
Ryan told the quick-tempered cook, "I have a lot of friends who are travellers.
Quick-tempered Gordon missed being part of the line-up for the opening ceremony because filming for his TV series over-ran.
She became forgetful and quick-tempered, although no-one could have predicted she would plot to kill the father of her two children.
Why should the rest of the nation stop considering Scousers as quick-tempered, light-fingered scallies if we revel in that very same image when it suits us?
He can be quick-tempered and any bad news from Ireland can be quickly followed by the sort of controversial comments he makes," said one family friend in Cork yesterday.
McLean, who has admitted he can be quick-tempered, expressed his "deep regret" shortly after the incident.
Orr, who co-wrote Three Men and a Baby and produced Father of the Bride, described Faw cett in his testimony as quick-tempered and jealous.
He conveniently forgets that he's quick-tempered and very difficult to know.