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absorption band

  • noun a dark band in the spectrum of white light that has been transmitted through a substance that exhibits absorption at selective wavelengths
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arm band

  • noun a band worn around the arm for decoration
    armlet.
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band aid

  • noun trade name for an adhesive bandage to cover small cuts or blisters
  • noun hurried repair
    quick fix; quickie; quicky.
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band fish

Band" fish`
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  1. (Zoöl.) A small red fish of the genus Cepola; the ribbon fish.
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band of partisans

  • noun an extremist Palestinian Sunni group active in Lebanon in the early 1990s that advocates Salafism; responsible for murders and bombings; seeks to overthrow the Lebanese government and control Palestinian refugee camps; funded by al-Qaeda
    Asbat al-Ansar.
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band oneself

  • verb attach oneself to a group
    league together.
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Band saw

  • noun an endless saw consisting of a toothed metal band that is driven around two wheels
    bandsaw.
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  • a saw in the form of an endless steel belt, with teeth on one edge, running over wheels.
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band together

  • verb form a group or unite
    confederate.
    • The groups banded together
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band-tail pigeon

  • noun wild pigeon of western North America; often mistaken for the now extinct passenger pigeon
    Columba fasciata; band-tail pigeon; bandtail.
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band-tailed pigeon

  • noun wild pigeon of western North America; often mistaken for the now extinct passenger pigeon
    Columba fasciata; band-tail pigeon; bandtail.
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banded adder

  • noun sluggish krait banded with black and yellow
    Bungarus fasciatus; banded adder.
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banded anteater

  • noun small Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites; nearly extinct
    Myrmecobius fasciatus; anteater; numbat.
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Banded architrave, pier, shaft, etc.

  • (Arch.), an architrave, pier, etc., of which the regular profile is interrupted by blocks or projections crossing it at right angles.
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banded gecko

  • noun any of several geckos with dark bands across the body and differing from typical geckos in having movable eyelids; of United States southwest and Florida Gulf Coast
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banded krait

  • noun sluggish krait banded with black and yellow
    Bungarus fasciatus; banded adder.
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banded palm civet

  • noun an East Indian civet
    Hemigalus hardwickii.
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banded purple

  • noun North American butterfly with blue-black wings crossed by a broad white band
    white admiral; Limenitis arthemis.
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banded rattlesnake

  • noun widely distributed in rugged ground of eastern United States
    timber rattlesnake; Crotalus horridus horridus.
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banded rudderfish

  • noun fish having the habit of following ships; found in North American and South American coastal waters
    Seriola zonata; rudderfish.
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banded sand snake

  • noun a sand snake of southwestern United States; lives in fine to coarse sand or loamy soil in which it `swims'; banding resembles that of coral snakes
    Chilomeniscus cinctus.
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banded stilt

  • noun web-footed Australian stilt with reddish-brown pectoral markings
    Cladorhyncus leucocephalum.
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banded water snake

  • noun in some classifications placed in the genus Nerodia; western United States snake that seldom ventures far from water
    common water snake; Nerodia sipedon; Natrix sipedon.
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banding plane

Band"ing plane`
Definitions
  1. A plane used for cutting out grooves and inlaying strings and bands in straight and circular work.
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big band

  • noun a large dance or jazz band usually featuring improvised solos by lead musicians
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brake band

  • noun a band that can be tightened around a shaft to stop its rotation
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Brass band

  • noun a group of musicians playing only brass and percussion instruments
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  • (Mus.), a band of musicians who play upon wind instruments made of brass, as trumpets, cornets, etc.
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cigar band

  • noun a narrow paper band around a cigar
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close-banded

Close"-band`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Closely united.
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concert band

  • noun a group of musicians playing brass and woodwind and percussion instruments
    concert band.
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cross-banded

  • adjective satellite (of snakes) having crossing bands on the back
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Cross"-band`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. A term used when a narrow ribbon of veneer is inserted into the surfase of any piece of furniture, wainscoting, etc., so that the grain of it is contrary to the general surface.
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dance band

  • noun a group of musicians playing popular music for dancing
    band; dance orchestra.
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elastic band

  • noun a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together
    elastic band; elastic.
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Falling band

  • the plain, broad, linen collar turning down over the doublet, worn in the early part of the 17th century.
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frequency band

  • noun a band of adjacent radio frequencies (e.g., assigned for transmitting radio or television signals)
    waveband.
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Full band

  • (Mus.), a band in which all the instruments are employed.
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Guttæ band

  • > (Arch.), the listel or band from which the guttæ hang.
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jazz band

  • noun a small band of jazz musicians
    jazz group; combo.
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jug band

  • noun a musical group that uses jugs and washboards and kazoos and other improvised instruments
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marching band

  • noun a band that marches (as in a parade) and plays music at the same time
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military band

  • noun a group of musicians playing brass and woodwind and percussion instruments
    concert band.
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mourning band

  • noun a black band worn by a man (on the arm or hat) as a sign of mourning
    weed.
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nine-banded armadillo

  • noun having nine hinged bands of bony plates; ranges from Texas to Paraguay
    Texas armadillo; peba; Dasypus novemcinctus.
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Pretorian bandsguards, ∨ Pretorians

  • (Rom. Hist.), the emperor's bodyguards, instituted by the Emperor Augustus in nine cohorts of 1,000 men each.
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Rain band

  • (Meteorol.), a dark band in the yellow portion of the solar spectrum near the sodium line, caused by the presence of watery vapor in the atmosphere, and hence sometimes used in weather predictions.
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Reef band

  • . See Reef-band in the Vocabulary.
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reef-band

Reef"-band` noun
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  1. (Naut.) A piece of canvas sewed across a sail to strengthen it in the part where the eyelet holes for reefing are made. Totten.
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Rib-band lines

  • oblique longitudinal sectionss of the hull of a vessel.
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rock band

  • noun a band of musicians who play rock'n'roll music
    rock group.
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rubber band

  • noun a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together
    elastic band; elastic.
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Sneck band

  • a latchstring. Burns.
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Stacking band, Stacking belt

  • a band or rope used in binding thatch or straw upon a stack.
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steel band

  • noun a band that plays instruments made from the heads of oil drums (Caribbean Islands)
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String band

  • (Mus.), a band of musicians using only, or chiefly, stringed instruments.
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Swaddling band, Swaddling cloth, ∨ Swaddling clout

  • a band or cloth wrapped round an infant, especially round a newborn infant.
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swaddling bands

  • noun a garment (a gown or narrow strips of cloth) for an infant
    swaddling clothes.
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three-banded armadillo

  • noun South American armadillo with three bands of bony plates
    Tolypeutes tricinctus; apar.
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Thumb band

  • a twist of anything as thick as the thumb. Mortimer.
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vocal band

  • noun either of two pairs of folds of mucous membrane projecting into the larynx
    vocal fold; vocal cord; plica vocalis.
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wedding band

  • noun a ring (usually plain gold) given to the bride (and sometimes one is also given to the groom) at the wedding
    wedding ring.
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Wind band

  • (Mus.), a band of wind instruments; a military band; the wind instruments of an orchestra.
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wrist band

  • noun a band or bracelet worn around the wrist
    wristlet.
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yellow-banded

  • adjective satellite having yellow bands
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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