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sour

1. made acid or bad, as in the case of milk or alcohol, by the action of microorganisms
2. (esp of the weather or climate) harsh and unpleasant
3. (of oil, gas, or petrol) containing a relatively large amount of sulphur compounds
4. Chiefly US any of several iced drinks usually made with spirits, lemon juice, and ice

sour

[sau̇r]
(chemistry)
Containing large amounts of malodorous sulfur compounds (such as mercaptans or hydrogen sulfide), as in crude oils, naphthas, or gasoline.
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Image quality varies greatly and of course depends in part on the quality of the original sourer.
The development of surplus upgrading refinery capacity in Asia has raised the competitiveness of heavier and sourer grades.
The recently retired Justice Sourer on the moderate left, and Justice Kennedy and Justice Thomas on the center-right and the right, all take a very broad view of free speech.
It was only our first defeat of the season but that leaves an even sourer taste in the mouth because we've been playing well, especially coming off the win in Bray last Friday night.
36) There Souter wrote, "Forty-five years ago, this Court announced a basic principle of constitutional law from which it has not strayed: the Establishment Clause forbids not only state practices that 'aid one religion over another,' but also those that 'aid all religions" (37) Like Sourer, Dunn believed that the Founding Fathers intended church and state to be separated and for government to be neutral regarding religion.
57) Justice sourer identified another issue with this standard for a prohibited effect, namely its administrability.
Sourer was known as a strong defender of the church-state wall, and Americans United and its allies hoped Obama's first appointment to the high court would have a similar track record.
Ed Sourer is a writer, editor, and poet from New Haven, Connecticut.
The sourer the pomegranate, the better for making rwba hanar.
While Judge Sotomayor's philosophical positions can be compared to Justice Souter's, whom she is replacing, I do not believe that she has nearly the intellectual capacity of any of the current Justices (or almost any of the previous Justices) and I think time will reveal two things: Justice Sotomayor will prove to be much more "'liberal" than was Justice Sourer, and Justice Sotomayor will prove to be an embarrassment all the way around.
Moreover, the situation in Iran is turning sourer by the day and any reversal of events could spell disaster not only to the Iranians but also to the Lebanese who have an umbilical cord like link with Tehran, Zayyan said.