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  • Compound forms
    Compound forms
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Compounder (Eng. Hist) A Jacobite who favored the restoration of James II, on condition of a general amnesty and of guarantees for the security of the civil and ecclesiastical constitution of the realm.
    • Compounder One at a university who pays extraordinary fees for the degree he is to take.
    • Compounder One who attempts to bring persons or parties to terms of agreement, or to accomplish ends by compromises. "Compounders in politics."
    • Compounder One who compounds a debt, obligation, or crime. "Religious houses made compounders For the horrid actions of their founders."
    • Compounder One who, or that which, compounds or mixes; as, a compounder of medicines.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Entrance gate to compound of Chinese house Entrance gate to compound of Chinese house
Compound of Chinese house Compound of Chinese house
Compound steam turbine Compound steam turbine
Compound locomotive Compound locomotive
A section through the compound eye A section through the compound eye
Hornblower's Compound Engine Hornblower's Compound Engine
Compound Marine Engine, Side Elevation Compound Marine Engine, Side Elevation
Compound Microscope Compound Microscope

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Apple seeds are poisonous as they contain a cyanide compound
    • n compounder One who compounds. One who mixes different things or ingredients: as, a compounder of drugs.
    • n compounder One who compounds with a debtor or a felon.
    • n compounder One at an English university who pays extraordinary fees for the degree he is to take.
    • n compounder One who is or has become a life-member of a society or an institution by a single gross payment in composition of all annual fees or dues.
    • n compounder [capitalized] In English history, a member of one of the two sections into which the Jacobite party divided shortly after the revolution. The Compounders desired a restoration, but demanded constitutional guarantees and a general amnesty. See Noncompounder.
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  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Age. That period of life in which we compound for the vices that remain by reviling those we have no longer the vigor to commit.”
  • Samuel Butler
    “Compound for sins they are inclined to by damning those they have no mind to.”
  • Mike Adams
    Mike Adams
    “Organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon compounds. Biochemistry is the study of carbon compounds that crawl.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “The rankest compound of villainous smell that ever offended nostril.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Truth -- An ingenious compound of desirability and appearance.”
  • John Marshall
    John Marshall
    “No political dreamer was ever wild enough to think of breaking down the lines which separate the States, and of compounding the American people into one common mass.”


In literature:

They are compound eyes, but they are not as large as the eyes of the grown-up dragon fly.
"The Insect Folk" by Margaret Warner Morley
In the compound glyph 24, plate LXVIII, from Dres.
"Day Symbols of the Maya Year" by Cyrus Thomas
A new chemical compound?
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
There is no conviction of common sense stronger than that every compound has been put together by some compounder.
"Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith" by Robert Patterson
His name is a compound of Chir-On, in purport the same as Kir-On, the tower and temple of the Sun.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)" by Jacob Bryant
Thus the Detectives are forced to compound felonies.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
The temperature to which this compound is subjected causes the liberation of carbon monoxide when in contact with hot charcoal.
"The Working of Steel" by Fred H. Colvin
The cycads are palm-like forms having a single trunk crowned by a circle of compound leaves.
"Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany" by Douglas Houghton Campbell
Kouscousou, a Moorish dish of various compounds.
"St. Ronan's Well" by Sir Walter Scott
Specimens of isoprene were made from several vegetable oils in the course of Dr. Tilden's work on those compounds.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 1157, March 5, 1898" by Various
The reception that this peculiar song met with was compound, though enthusiastic.
"Red Rooney" by R.M. Ballantyne
The explosion of dynamite, again is the decomposition of an unstable compound.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
As Wallenstein worked, he glanced through the window and saw Koho coming up the compound path.
"A Son Of The Sun" by Jack London
To remove this the welding compound is applied.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
These, therefore, must be treated differently from the more stable inorganic compounds.
"Memoranda on Poisons" by Thomas Hawkes Tanner
The Indian religion is a peculiar compound of rites, and doctrines, and observances, which are early taught the children by precept and example.
"Western Scenes and Reminiscences" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Bees also have compound eyes.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
Six weeks after I saw an atrocious hag nursing a white-haired infant in the doctor's own compound, and questioned him on the subject.
"The Flower of Forgiveness" by Flora Annie Steel
Upon heating the compound bar in a gas flame, the brass expands faster than the iron causing the bar to bend toward the latter as in Fig.
"Physics" by Willis Eugene Tower
These include studies at high pressure with liquid ammonia, methane, and other reducing compounds.
"Significant Achievements in Space Bioscience 1958-1964" by National Aeronautics and Space Administration

In poetry:

Till the city, quite confounded
By the ravages they made,
Humbly with their chief compounded,
And a yearly tribute paid.
"The Legend Of St. Sophia Of Kioff" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Reason, in itself confounded,
Saw division grow together,
To themselves yet either neither,
Simple were so well compounded;
"The Phoenix And The Turtle" by William Shakespeare
Scorner of wrong, and lover of the right,
Compounded all of nobleness he seemed,
And was indeed the perfect gentle Knight
The poet dreamed.
"Victoria" by Alfred Austin
My heart's a mirror dim and bright,
A compound strange of day and night:
Of dung and di'monds, dross and gold;
Of summer heat and winter cold.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
How nature, sensing this, compounds her bitters.
Ungifted, ungrieved, our leavetaking.
The sun shines on unripe corn.
Cats play in the stalks.
"Departure" by Sylvia Plath
"Each will think: 'This falsifier knows that I too am a liar.
Curse him for a son of Satan, all unholily compound!
Curse my leader for another! Curse that pelican, my mother!
Would to God that I when little in my victual had been drowned!'"
"At The Close Of The Canvass" by Ambrose Bierce

In news:

Rebel fighters walk inside Bab al-Azaziya compound in Tripoli, Libya, on Aug 26.
Images of Osama Bin Laden and Sheikh Khalid Mohammed over the compound in Pakistan where bin Laden lived and was killed.
Since crossbows have become legal in Virginia, along with several other states, we sell more crossbows than compound bows.
But while Virginia hunters have flocked to crossbows, they have been abandoning vertical bows, validating fears by some industry insiders, including Wilcox, that the rising popularity of crossbows would hurt the compound bow industry.
They were flying to the family compound for a wedding.
The shrill sound of a peacock calling out from its perch high on the security fence echoed around the walls of the stately backyard compound.
Curcumin supplements are hitting store shelves as the compound found in turmeric is being touted as a possible treatment to Alzheimer's and cancer.
Cutis ­Pharma Inc has extended its FIRST Magic Mouthwash line with four- and six-ounce BLM compounding kits.
Cutis ­Pharma, FIRST Magic Mouthwash, compounding kits, Magic Mouthwash, Indu Muni, prescription compounding kits.
Eating a daily dose of cocoa or dark chocolate - rich in plant compounds called flavanols - may lead to a slight drop in.
An image from video seized from the walled compound of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan when he was killed a year ago.
Butter up your party guests with deliciously delicate compounds.
A trove of documents found at Osama bin Laden's compound reveal his methods and thoughts, Peter Bergen writes.
Many obstacles, including insufficient investment and lack of training, keep scientists from embracing green chemistry and designing safer substitutes for the vast majority of compounds in use today.
Hunters usually choose between two types of bows: recurve and compound.

In science:

C. For the Gd case, the lattice contribution (Clatt) to C derived on the basis of the knowledge of C of Y compound (CY) is also shown. The magnetic entropy, Sm (in units of J/mol K), derived from Cm data is also plotted in the inset and the horizontal dashed line represents R ln 8.
Magnetic and transport anomalies in the compounds, RCuAs2 (R= Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, and Er)
The appearance of a magnetic order due to impurity doping of a spin-disordered system is a typical example.2,3 There is a finite excitation energy gap above the nonmagnetic quantum ground state in the pure concentration compound.
Uniform Magnetic Order in a Ferromagnetic-Antiferromagnetic Random Alternating Quantum Spin Chain
Recently, Manaka et al.4 found another example of randomness-induced long-range order phenomena by mixing two spin-gapped compounds with nearly identical structures.
Uniform Magnetic Order in a Ferromagnetic-Antiferromagnetic Random Alternating Quantum Spin Chain
Ferromagnetic bonds are randomly located in the mixed compound.
Uniform Magnetic Order in a Ferromagnetic-Antiferromagnetic Random Alternating Quantum Spin Chain
In the real compound the uniform antiferromagnetic order can be a long-range order by finite interchain antiferromagnetic couplings.
Uniform Magnetic Order in a Ferromagnetic-Antiferromagnetic Random Alternating Quantum Spin Chain
In the real compounds, an order whose amplitude is the largest and/or an order which does not conflict with the interchain interactions will be selected.
Uniform Magnetic Order in a Ferromagnetic-Antiferromagnetic Random Alternating Quantum Spin Chain
It is well-known that a distribution on R+ with an atom at 0 is infinitely divisible if and only if it is compound Poisson.
Measure convolution semigroups and non-infinitely divisible probability distributions
If the jumps of a compound Poisson distribution X are Poisson-distributed random variables its L´evy measure is discrete, and P[X ∈ (a, b)] > 0 implies that P[X ∈ (na, nb)] > 0 for al l n ≥ 1 Proof.
Measure convolution semigroups and non-infinitely divisible probability distributions
For X (t) be a compound Poisson process with L´evy measure ν and ǫ > 0 we define Xǫ to be the restriction of X to jumps of length exceeding ǫ.
Measure convolution semigroups and non-infinitely divisible probability distributions
Suppose X is compound Poisson with L´evy measure ν and choose ǫ > 0.
Measure convolution semigroups and non-infinitely divisible probability distributions
We argue that similar variational WFs with vq ∼ 1/q2 could describe non-trivial Mott insulating phases in higher dimensions too, giving the possibility to improve realistic descriptions of Mott insulating compounds.
Variational description of Mott insulators
Various superconductors are layered compounds although they may be oxides, metallic or organic.
Theory of Upper Critical Field without Energy Quantization
In section 5 (with proofs in section 7) we show that semi-circular and compound Poisson families on the full Fock space are free of second order.
Second Order Freeness and Fluctuations of Random Matrices: I. Gaussian and Wishart matrices and Cyclic Fock spaces
N DN XN converges to c∗dc, which is a free compound Poisson element, see [Sp2, 4.4].
Second Order Freeness and Fluctuations of Random Matrices: I. Gaussian and Wishart matrices and Cyclic Fock spaces
Since PN is a generalization of a Wishart matrix, we will call it in the following a compound Wishart matrix.
Second Order Freeness and Fluctuations of Random Matrices: I. Gaussian and Wishart matrices and Cyclic Fock spaces