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fixed Idioms & Phrases


Fixed air

  • (Old Chem.), carbonic acid or carbon dioxide; so called by Dr. Black because it can be absorbed or fixed by strong bases. See Carbonic acid, under Carbonic.
Webster 1913

Fixed alkali

  • (Old Chem.), a non-volatile base, as soda, or potash, in distinction from the volatile alkali ammonia.
Webster 1913

Fixed ammunition

  • (Mil.), a projectile and powder inclosed together in a case ready for loading.
Webster 1913

Fixed battery

  • (Mil.), a battery which contains heavy guns and mortars intended to remain stationary; distinguished from movable battery.
Webster 1913

Fixed bodies

  • those which can not be volatilized or separated by a common menstruum, without great difficulty, as gold, platinum, lime, etc.
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Fixed capital

  • . See the Note under Capital, n., 4.
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Fixed fact

  • a well established fact. Colloq.
Webster 1913

Fixed light

  • one which emits constant beams; distinguished from a flashing, revolving, or intermittent light.
Webster 1913

Fixed oils

  • noun nonvolatile animal or plant oil
    fatty oil; fixed oil.
WordNet
  • (Chem.), non-volatile, oily substances, as stearine and olein, which leave a permanent greasy stain, and which can not be distilled unchanged; distinguished from volatile or essential oils.
Webster 1913

Fixed pivot

  • (Mil.), the fixed point about which any line of troops wheels.
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Fixed stars

  • noun any star in the Ptolemaic theory of planetary motion
    fixed star.
WordNet
  • (Astron.), such stars as always retain nearly the same apparent position and distance with respect to each other, thus distinguished from planets and comets.
Webster 1913