reaction line

reaction line

[rē′ak·shən ‚līn]
(physical chemistry)
In a ternary system, a special case of the boundary line along which one of the two crystalline phases present reacts with the liquid, as the temperature is decreased, to form the other crystalline phase. Also known as reaction boundary; reaction curve.
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The song of pleasant stations beside the salt lagoons, The song of blowing squadrons that shuffled down the dunes, The song of midnight dances that churned the sea to flame-- The Beaches of Lukannon--before the sealers came!
Men shoot us in the water and club us on the land; Men drive us to the Salt House like silly sheep and tame, And still we sing Lukannon--before the sealers came.
If you go into the markets and the custom-houses, the insurers' and notaries' offices, the offices of sealers of weights and measures, of inspection of provisions,-- it will appear as if one man had made it all.
In 1883 he commanded the steam sealer SEA UNICORN, of Dundee.
The Lincoln hills rose up around me at the extremity of a snowy plain, in which I did not remember to have stood before; and the fishermen, at an indeterminable distance over the ice, moving slowly about with their wolfish dogs, passed for sealers, or Esquimaux, or in misty weather loomed like fabulous creatures, and I did not know whether they were giants or pygmies.
When the anticipated reaction and the actual reaction line up, your brain diminishes or even sometimes completely discards the sensation as a result of that action.
On the men's front, Macy's is rolling out its exclusive men's Reaction line at 200 Macy's stores.
Dirt Devil's Reaction line of upright vacuums includes HEPA filters, which trap allergens and dust that may be dispersed into the air while vacuuming.
Kenneth Cole let his broker, Jeffrey Roseman of New Spectrum, do the walking to find a flagship site for his youthful Reaction line.
We look forward to building on the initial results of our women's Kenneth Cole Reaction line, launched during Spring 2006, in addition to pursuing opportunities across our Chaus, Cynthia Steffe and private label businesses.
However, as we take these steps, we are experiencing a challenging retail environment and are incurring start-up costs related to establishing the new Kenneth Cole Reaction line.
This won't come as a surprise to Ferrell fans, but many of the actors are wellversed in the art of improvisation, and often tried out different reaction lines, saying the first thing that popped into their head.