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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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Baingana weaves a haunting tale of three very different sisters growing up in the town of Entebbe, trying to make meaning of their young lives in this quick-witted and heart-tingling narrative.
Intellectually astute and quick-witted, Fein, like Lewis as Kelp, is underestimated because of his peculiar style.
That's cocaine for you," came the quick-witted reply.
When a quick-witted Al Jazeera journalist challenged him about that shift, Bin Laden explained, "Some of the events of recent times might foreground a certain issue, so we move in that direction.
Starla has an ex-boyfriend, Drew, and thereby is formed a triangle: Starla, Irene, and Drew, once Drew resists Starla's looks and shows an interest in quick-witted Irene.
A veteran of the slam poetry scene, Katastrophe may be quick-witted, but he distinguishes himself by varying his flow, from the tongue-twisting ("Break Down") to cough syrup-slow.
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Brett Polegato's youthful Figaro tactfully balanced his quick-witted propelling of the zany action with never upstaging the other principals.
Not one to inflate himself or his research with hyperbolic pronouncements, Randy is nevertheless disarmingly quick-witted.
Aunt Freddie" took no mess--at least not according to my girl friend, Ndela Edwards, one of her grandchildren, Quick-witted and opinionated, she never apologized when harsh.
Through the play's symbolic use of language and the actions of its protagonists Thacker shows that "[r]ole-play is conspicuous as both a mainstay of patriarchal life and a method of quick-witted characters to rebel against that life" (48).