long chain


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Noun1.long chain - (chemistry) a relatively long chain of atoms in a molecule
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
chemical chain, chain - (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
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The antiquity of the port appeals to the imagination by the long chain of adventurous enterprises that had their inception in the town and floated out into the world on the waters of the river.
There was a case which, when the cover was lifted, disclosed a long chain of delicate pink coral beads,--a chain ending in a cross made of coral rosebuds.
Here ends that long chain of mountains that reaches from this place even to the entrance of the Red Sea.
They have seen, too, that one legislative interference is but the first link of a long chain of repetitions, every subsequent interference being naturally produced by the effects of the preceding.
Then came the Rulers of the four Kingdoms of Oz: the Emperor of the Winkies, the Monarch of the Munchkins, the King of the Quadlings and the Sovereign of the Gillikins, each wearing a long chain of emeralds around his neck to show that he was a vassal of the Ruler of the Emerald City.
They are, in fact, a part of a long chain, which stretches over a great extent of country, and includes in its links the Snake River Mountains.
This discovery attracted very general attention, not only as confirming, in a singular manner, the conjectures so boldly made by a long chain of critics, but as bringing to light valuable literary treasures tending to establish the reputation, and to confirm the antiquity and authenticity of the great mass of Aesopian Fable.
Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day.
This fabulous event formed but a link in a long chain of marvels.
On the extreme verge of the horizon lie a long chain of mountain peaks, with their rugged summits flecked with snow.
It was not a very long chain, only allowing the locket to hang a little way below the edge of her frock.
The slave-dealer bought us both, and hitched us onto that long chain of his, and we constituted the rear of his procession.