vesuvian


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ve·su·vi·an

 (vĭ-so͞o′vē-ən)
n.
A slow-burning match formerly used for lighting cigars; a fusee.
adj.
Marked by sudden or violent outbursts: a vesuvian temper.

[After MountVesuvius.]

vesuvian

(vɪˈsuːvɪən)
n
1. (esp formerly) a match for lighting cigars; fusee
2. (Minerals) another name for vesuvianite
[C18 (the mineral), C19 (the match): both named after Vesuvius]

vesuvian

an early type of match that was difficult to extinguish.
See also: Fire
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Noun1.vesuvian - a green or yellow or brown mineral consisting of a hydrated silicate; it occurs as crystals in limestone and is used a gemstone
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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In them there were no considerations of Mediterranean cruises, of soporific Southern skies drifting in the Vesuvian Bay.
Comegna V, Basile A (1994) Temporal stability of spatial patterns of soil water storage in a cultivated Vesuvian soil.
My Life had stood--a Loaded Gun-- In Corners--till a Day The Owner passed--identified-- And carried Me away-- And now We roam in Sovereign Woods-- And now We hunt the Doe-- And every time I speak for Him-- The Mountains straight reply-- And do I smile, such cordial light Upon the Valley glow-- It is as a Vesuvian face Had let its pleasure through-- And when at Night--Our good Day done-- I guard My Master's Head-- 'Tis better than the Eider-Duck's Deep Pillow--to have shared-- To foe of His--I'm deadly foe-- None stir the second time-- On whom I lay a Yellow Eye-- Or an emphatic Thumb-- Though I than He--may longer live He longer must--than I-- For I have but the power to kill, Without--the power to die--(1863, J754)
branch in Daikanyama--and baking it in an oak wood fire burning at about 485 degrees Celsius in an oven handcrafted in Naples using Vesuvian volcanic rock.
23) In any case, the overall impression of the Vesuvian context is of a small group of women and children carrying a hoard of objects representing portable wealth that could be relatively easily made liquid.
The tammurriata (plural: tammurriate) dance and music was a kind of performance spread throughout the Vesuvian area around Naples, (2) indissolubly connected to Catholic religious devotions, mostly for the Madonna, that were venerated in several shrines.
The author also examines works about subsequent Vesuvian eruptions.
They heat the ovens at Basilico's eight pizzerias to a Vesuvian 500C to fuel the only wood-fired pizza delivery service in the world - in those searing temperatures it takes just three minutes to produce the perfect pizza.
Devotees trundled them from sanctuary to sanctuary to escape Vesuvian eruptions and military disturbances as Ostrogoths, Byzantines, Saracens, Lombards, Franks, Normans, Crusaders, Popes, Holy Roman Emperors and French would-be emperors fought, manoeuvred and married for control of Southern Italy.
John Donnelly, 33, of Vesuvian Drive, Garston, was fined PS875 on each of two counts of operating an unlicensed House of Multiple Occupation (HMO).
From mercurial to mentally unstable, interviews highlight legendary composer's Vesuvian stream-of-consciousness conversation.