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An ancient country of northeast Asia Minor along the southern coast of the Black Sea. Established in the fourth century bc, it flourished under Mithridates VI until his defeat by Pompey of Rome in 66.

Pon′tic (-tĭk) adj.


(Placename) denoting or relating to the Black Sea
[C15: from Latin Ponticus, from Greek, from Pontos Pontus]
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The son Of Macedonian Philip had ere these Won Asia, and the throne of Cyrus held At his dispose; young Scipio had brought down The Carthaginian pride; young Pompey quelled The Pontic king, and in triumph had rode.
It was near the Black Sea beaches where we went for holidays along with the burnt-skinned East Germans and Hungarians, Poles, and Czechoslovaks, some of whom went swimming for their lives, swimming toward Turkey, until they were swept out to their deaths; or made a run for the land border in this scratchy forest; or went up in an air balloon and crossed south into Turkey, like a bird, like the thousands of storks that darkened our Pontic skies on their way to Africa.
The Pontic was named in honor of his discoverer, the first American ambassador to Mexico, Joel Roberts Poinsett, who was a botanist and doctor, and discovered the plant during a diplomatic trip to Mexico.
Use of a resin-bonded fixed partial denture with a removable pontic during the osseointegration period of a single implant treatment: a clinical report.
Uprighting by distal crown movement leads to increased space for a bridge pontic or implant, whereas uprighting the molar by root movement reduces space and might eliminate the need for a prosthesis, but this tooth movement can be very difficult and time consuming.
Vozgrin, by contrast, covers a different part of the frontier: the Pontic steppe and the Crimean peninsula.
It would need an Anglo-Saxon poem to render it adequately--"in deep pontic plain / it bears its barrage"--although there, of course, the alliteration would be regular.
Konstantinos will lend his voice to this musical encounter, while Matthaios will play the Pontic Lyra.
Among the many drivers of this coverage are the issues often now surrounding indoor air quality, mold, fungi, microbial-induced corrosion and the recent ASHRAE 188 risk management requirements covering Legionella and Pontic Fever outbreaks.
On the whole, this region is characterised by a plateau relief, the loess substratum and the presence of a bio-pedo-climate specific for Pontic steppe-silvosteppe areas.
The Canik Mountains in Turkey are the middle chain of the Pontic Mountains between the Kizil Irmak and Melet rivers.
Historical facts indicate that starting before the war, but growing increasingly common and violent during it, major atrocities were committed by the Ottoman government against the Armenians, Assyrians and Pontic Greeks.